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noun, adjective
something that can be exploited for profit; capable of being converted into money
1910John Muir "The Hetch-Hetchy Valley: A National Question", American Forestry, 16, no. 5. pp 236-69. Nothing dollarable is safe, however guarded. Thus the Yosemite Park, the beauty, glory of California and the nation. Nature's own mountain wonderland has been attacked by spoilers ever since it was established, and this strife, I suppose, must go on a part of the eternal battle between right and wrong.1908John MuirThe Hetch Hetchy Valley. Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. VI, No. 4 ...in our magnificent National parks--the Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia, etc.--Nature's own wonderlands, the admiration and joy of the world . . .like everything else worth while, however sacred and precious and well-guarded, they have always been subject to attack, mostly by despoiling gainseekers,--mischief-makers of every degree from Satan to supervisors, lumbermen, cattlemen, farmers, etc., eagerly trying to make everything dollarable, often thinly disguised in smiling philanthropy, calling pocket-filling plunder 'Utilization of beneficent natural resources, that man and beast may be fed and the dear Nation grow great.' Thus long ago a lot of enterprising merchants made part of the Jerusalem temple into a place of business instead of a place of prayer, changing money, buying and selling cattle and sheep and doves. And earlier still, the Lord's garden in Eden, and the first forest reservation, including only one tree, was spoiled. And so to some extent have all our reservations and parks. Ever since the establishment of the Yosemite National Park by act of Congress, October 8, 1890, constant strife has been going on around its borders and I suppose this will go on as part of the universal battle between right and wrong, however its boundaries may be shorn or its wild beauty destroyed.


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