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Rangers, Trappers, and Trailblazers: Early Adventures in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness and Glacier National Park

John Fraley

Great Stories well told about the pioneer era in Montana's "Crown of the Continent." True adventures of people who earned their living among the mountains and along the cold, clear rivers of Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Farcountry Press
  • Publish Date: Sep 28th, 2018
  • Pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.80in - 6.00in - 0.90in - 0.95lb
  • EAN: 9781560377320
  • Categories: GeneralUnited States - State & Local - West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT

About the Author

Fraley, John: - John Fraley came to Montana as a teenager to attend the University of Montana, where he received a B.S. in Wildlife Biology. He continued his education at Montana State University and received an M.S. in Fish and Wildlife Management. John worked for the state wildlife agency for nearly forty years, mostly in the forks of the Flathead; he retired in 2017. For thirty-two years he has served as an adjunct instructor at Flathead Valley Community College where he teaches wildlife conservation and other courses. John has written two previous books on Flathead pioneers within Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness: A Woman's Way West, in 1998, and Wild River Pioneers, in 2008. Over the years, he has written numerous magazine articles on the history of the Flathead. John's wife, Dana, and children, Kevin, Heather, and Troy, continue to share with him a love of wandering around the backcountry of the three forks of the Flathead.

Praise for this book

"John Fraley has obviously done his homework in presenting these deeply human (and true) stories. In the process of connecting past people to the Forks of the Flathead River, John encourages us to form our own enduring relationship with this wild landscape. A master storyteller, indeed! -- Chas Cartwright "Former Superintendent, Glacier National Park"
"John Fraley brings to life the people who lent their names to the iconic geography of the North Fork and Bob Marshall Wilderness. ..Wilderness lovers, history buffs, adventurers, residents, and visitors to northwest Montana will all love this book." -- Carol Treadwell, PH.D "Executive Director, Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation"
"Fraley takes us on a trip...[through] a vast area of more than two million acres. Along the way, he introduces us to a host of colorful individuals and events, sometimes tragic. Fraley follows in the footsteps of old timers in the remote Montana wilderness and captures the essence of their struggles and triumphs." -- Dave Owen, 33-Year Veteran of the U.S. Forest Service "Big Prairie District Ranger (1958-1964)"