Capitol Reef was a national monument before it was a national park. The president who first declared it a monument in 1937 was ______.

The Quiz:  Capitol Reef was a national monument before it was a national park. The president who first declared it a monument in 1937 was ______.

A Calvin Coolidge
B Herbert Hoover
C Franklin D. Roosevelt

Though the Great Depression and looming threats of war took up most of Roosevelt’s workday, he still found time to sign a proclamation on August 2, 1937, establishing Capitol Reef National Monument to protect almost 40,000 acres of wilderness.

The correct answer to this quiz is Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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