Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Man's Reach -- A Transforming Life, 54: Persistence on Voyageurs

Letter from the National Park Service in gratitude for work on Voyageurs National Park, 1970

"My experience with Voyageurs, perhaps more than any other, showed me the value of persistence. When you work at something and keep at it, you never lose. A person should not make a commitment easily. But once committed, do not let go. Stay with it, and your work will eventually come to a positive end. I did not let the end of the governorship or Boise Cascade opposition or local resistance or lobbying setbacks deter me. Today, there is a national park to show for it."

Courtesy Elmer L. and Eleanor J. Andersen Family

"A Man's Reach -- A Transforming Life" is on display through August 15 in the Exhibit Gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.

No comments: