Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters: The Untold Story of the Brave Men and Women Who Launched the American Conservation Movement (Paperback)

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By Bibi Gaston, Char Miller (Contribution by)
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In 2005, six tattered blue boxes were unearthed in the Library of Congress's Pinchot Collection

in Washington D.C. Inside were 5,000 pages of letters describing the work of early resource

conservation professionals. The boxes were labeled simply "The Old Timers." Penned between

the years 1937-1941 by the first class of American Forest Rangers to serve under President

Theodore Roosevelt and First Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Gifford Pinchot, the letters offer a

mirror to the America we once were, and a guidebook for the road ahead.

These narratives tell of extreme hardship, fearless struggle, confrontations with cattlemen,

miners, loggers, and the challenge of turning confrontations into cooperation and gratitude.

It wasn't an easy life by any means, but to these men and women, their life of service was the

best life they could imagine. To a one, they were grateful for the chance to live a meaningful life

in a time of struggle.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780997216202
ISBN-10: 0997216204
Publisher: Baked Apple Club Productions
Publication Date: January 29th, 2016
Pages: 360
Language: English