First Rangers

First Rangers

by C. W. Guthrie


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A special breed of adventurer, the first forest rangers were among the explorers, mountain men, lawmen, and pioneers who made America. First Rangers details the exploits of two of these men, told mostly in their own words. Written in the saddle while riding along the trail, or on a log at camp, or at a table in a dimly lit cabin, these stories bring to life a bygone era. Frank Liebig and Fred Herrig were the first forest rangers assigned to patrol the wild and magnificent country that later became Glacier National Park. Their job was to stop wildfires, timber thieves, squatters, and poachers. Supremely suited to their work, Frank and Fred were skilled woodsmen, natural leaders, and men of rare courage and integrity. Their legacy lives on in the park's protected wild lands and in the ethos of today's forest and park rangers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560377498
Publisher: Farcountry Press
Publication date: 07/12/2019
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Call of the Wilderness 1

Chapter 2 Forest Rangers and Range Riders 15

Chapter 3 "Go to It and Good Luck" 43

Chapter 4 Grizzlies and Goats 67

Chapter 5 A Spell Over the Land 81

Chapter 6 Lulu-A Ranger's Wife and Life 87

Chapter 7 The Last Forest Ranger 111

Chapter 8 In the End, She Marked Him Paid 123

Chapter 9 Ranger Again for a Day 131

Glossary and Place Names 135

Bibliography 141

About the Author 144

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