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Guardian of the Wilderness (1976)

G
112 min | Adventure, Western

Based on the life of Galen Clark, whose determined efforts led to the creation of Yosemite National Park. When he is diagnosed with terminal tuberculosis, and disappointed that he hasn't accomplished anything significant with his life, ...See moreBased on the life of Galen Clark, whose determined efforts led to the creation of Yosemite National Park. When he is diagnosed with terminal tuberculosis, and disappointed that he hasn't accomplished anything significant with his life, Clark decides to vanish into the California mountains to die. But after surviving a series of perilous misadventures, including a heartening encounter with famed explorer John Muir, he regains his spirit. Newly inspired, he launches a courageous battle against the aggressive lumber companies threatening to cut down the rare and precious forest of giant Sequoias. His fight to save the wilderness takes him first to Sacramento, and then Washington, D.C. where he convinces President Abraham Lincoln to declare Yosemite the first public land grant, paving the way for creation of the National Park System. Written by David O'Malley See less
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Dec 1976 (United States)

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Denver Pyle
Galen Clark Galen Clark   See fewer
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John Dehner
John Muir John Muir   See fewer
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Ken Berry
Zachary Moore Zachary Moore   See fewer
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Cheryl Miller
Kathleen Clark Kathleen Clark   See fewer
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Ford Rainey
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Cliff Osmond
McCollough McCollough   See fewer
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Jack Kruschen
Madden Madden   See fewer
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Melissa Jones
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Don Shanks
Teneiya Teneiya   See fewer
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Brett Palmer
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Prentiss Rowe
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Tom Carlin
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Michael Ruud
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7.4 / 10 | 57 votes