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First Rangers: The Life and Times of Frank Liebig and Fred Herrig, Glacier Country 1902-1910

C. W. Guthrie

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 protect the wild country that 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.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Farcountry Press
  • Publish Date: Jul 12nd, 2019
  • Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.90in - 5.90in - 0.50in - 0.60lb
  • EAN: 9781560377498
  • Categories: HistoricalEssaysUnited States - State & Local - West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT

About the Author

Guthrie, C. W.: - C. W. (Carol) Guthrie's love affair with Glacier began when she and her dad drove the Going-to-the-Sun Road when she was nine years old. For the past twenty-five years, following a career working for the Air Force, she has explored the park and its history and authored or co-authored five books about the park, including All Aboard! for Glacier: The Great Northern Railway and Glacier National Park; Death & Survival in Glacier National Park: True Tales of Tragedy, Courage, & Misadventure;, and Glacier National Park: The First 100 Years; Glacier National Park Legends and Lore: Along Going-to-the-Sun Road; and Going-to-the-Sun Road: Glacier National Park's Highway to the Sky.