Oh, Ranger! a book about the national parks
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by Horace M. Albright and Frank J. Taylor.
This is the classic, 1928 edition, Here is a nostalgic look at America's early national parks and their ranger service by
their director of that time. Author Albright was also a long-time superintendent of
Yellowstone National Park. Originally published in 1928 by Stanford University Press, and
available continuously ever since, this book relates humorous stories of bears and other
wild animals, Indians, fishing, park "dudes and sagebrushers" (hotel guests and
campers, respectively), the fledgling ranger service, and the antics of the American
tourist early in the roaring '20s. This edition includes the late author's last foreword
and a tribute from a former president and early Yellowstone ranger, Gerald Ford.
To the pen-and-ink drawings from the original have been added 50 early park
photographs. 160 pages.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-068-3. Order #:
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Note that this classic edition of Oh, Ranger! A Book about the National
Parks is reprinted from the original 1928 printing authored by National
Park Service Director Horace Albright. A book with a similar title, Oh,
Ranger! True Stories form Our National Parks, was issued in 2007 with a
collection of more recent ranger stories. Another recent book of ranger stories
is called Hey Ranger, with more than one volume.
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