Gaylord Nelson

From Canoes: A Natural History in North America by Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

  • History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Literature
  • Native American Studies
  • Regional Studies
  • 1966
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  • Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, seen here in the bow of a canoe on the Namekagon River in 1966, is considered the founder of Earth Day. The first Earth Day came in 1970.