A Job with Room & Board: Memories of an Early Montana Forester

A Job with Room & Board: Memories of an Early Montana Forester

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878426393
Publisher: Mountain Press
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Sales rank: 835,938
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


John B. Taylor was born on a farm in Nebraska in 1889, and his family moved to Missoula, Montana, in 1904. John Taylor was a trained conservationist, who was a part of the US Forest Service from 1907 until his retirement in 1950. He had a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and a master’s degree in botany and forestry. He and his wife Catherine Hauck raised three children, Elsie, Dora, and Ellen. He died in Missoula in 1975 at the age of 84

Table of Contents

Foreword John N. Maclean vii

Preface and Acknowledgments ix

Blazing a Trail 1

Rolling the Wilderness into a Map 15

How Do You Name a Creek? 23

Wild Animals We Meet 29

The Mountain Lion Screams 35

"No Cut Trees" 39

We Had Our Fun 45

East Meets West-and Welds 51

Range Wars-Regulation Comes 63

Wild Horse Roundup 73

Elk Had Problems Too 77

Castor the Conservationist 83

Women of Courage 91

Behind the Fire Lines 97

Soldiers in a Peacetime War 105

Moving the Moonshiners 113

70,000 Mining Claims 117

Mapping Gets off the Ground 123

CCC-Best of the Alphabet Agencies 127

Leavening the Ozarks 137

Wood, Woodsmen, and War 143

Home to Our Mountains 149

To Logan Pass 155

Index 171

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