In the spring of 1898, approximately 60 young foothill ranch hands were hired to patrol the Sierra Forest Reserve. These early patrollers were ordered to prevent illegal trespassing, timber theft and put out wildfires. Though this first effort at federal land protection got off to a rock start, these early guardians went on to become rangers, setting the standards for the U.S. Forest Service. This is the story of the men and women who led that charge, illustrated with nearly 200 historical photographs. paperbound, 183 pages with index and place names
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