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Title Ranger Inspection Trip
Catalog Number 1996.012.007
Object Name Manuscript
Scope & Content Ruby Wild's trip with a ranger on June 7, 1940

Inspect road and trails, guard stations, trail maintenance etc. Ruby Wild was niece of Sam (Samuel T.) Billings District Ranger at West Fork District, Bitterroot National Forest, from 1939 until he retired in 1954. He died in Hamilton in 1986.

First stop was at a sawmill where the Ranger Checked Scaled logs to determine if the District scaler was accurate in his measurements. Next they see the packing of mules with supplies for a lookout under construction. Next is a visit to a Trail Maintenance Camp where they see cook tent with a table and bench, made of logs, neatly set with agate plates, cups and saucers. There was regular cutlery. A wood stove with a stew warming. Raisin pie for the crew. Picking wild flowers. Returned the Alta Guard Station in time for dinner. After dinner, the Ranger fished for trout. The group returned to the Ranger Station at 8 PM.

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Year Range from 1940
People Billings, Sam
Subjects Animals
Bitterroot NF
Search Terms Scaling-Cruising
Food Service & Kitchen Equipment
Catalog date 2005-03-21
Extent of Description 5 pages, letter sizw
Collection Nousanen, Arne