Horace Kephart (1862–1931) and George Masa (1881–1933) ~ Masa's images and Kephart's text were used in promotional materials supporting the effort to create a national park. After seeing Masa's photographs, John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated $5 million to help purchase the lands to become part of a new park.
Voltaire (1694-1778) French Philosopher and Writer. Considered one of the French greatest authors. His writing in the 18th century dominated Europe culture. Known for his philosophical writing,his great wit, and as a crusader against injustice, intolerance, cruelty, and war. In France, in the 1700's, he was the most outspoken writer who supported political and social reform. Because his writing criticized. the King and the Church, he lived most of his life in constant fear of being jailed.