Montana Historical Society,-- Library and Archives Dept
Topics include his experiences as a fire lookout in the Flathead National Forest in Montana (1943-1951); his duties as a dispatcher at the Nine Mile Ranger Station in the Lolo National Forest (1951-1961); his work as a ranger in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area (1962-1964) and in the Kootenai National Forest (1965-1967); his responsibilities as a staff officer in the Clearwater National Forest (1967-1971); his work as a district ranger in the Fernan District of the Coeur d'Alene National Forest (1972-1975); his duties as a deputy supervisor in the Bitterroot National Forest (1976-1979); and his assignment as supervisor of the Clearwater National Forest (1980-1983)
University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K . Ross Toole Archives
This collection consists of notes about the origins of geographical place names given to locations (including creeks, gulches, springs, mountains, mountain ranges, canyons, buttes and other geological features) within the following national forests in Idaho and Montana: Absaroka National Forest (Absaroka Wilderness Area, Gallatin National Forest), Beaverhead National Forest, Bitterroot National Forest, Cabinet National Forest (Cabinet Wilderness Area, Kootenai National Forest, Lolo National Forest, and Kaniksu National Forest), Clearwater National Forest, Custer National Forest, Deerlodge National Forest, Flathead National Forest, Gallatin National Forest, Helena National Forest, Kaniksu National Forest, Kootenai National Forest, Lewis and Clark National Forest, Nezperce National Forest (Nez Perce National Forest), and St. Joe National Forest
University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives
The collection consists of a selection of Kirkwood's published and unpublished writings, mostly on the botany of Montana and Idaho. Particular areas of focus are the Selway and Flathead rivers and the Coeur d'Alene, Kaniksu, and Lolo national forests. One manuscript provides insight into the national forests and fire control policies during the summer of 1910. He moved around the region by train, stage, saddle horse, and on foot, and so provides insight into travel conditions. His published writings appeared in a variety of regional and national publications, including Northwest Science, National Geographic, Scientific Monthly, and The Journal of Home Economics
Montana Historical Society Research Center - Archives and Photograph Archives
Collection contains prints created by or used by Ben Stein for the publication of "Tough Trip Through Paradise, 1878-1879" in 1967. Views include portraits of: Ben Stein; Sergeant Eugene Wessinger; Andrew Garcia standing next to horse and unidentified man holding a rifle; Barbara Voll and Andrew Garcia; group of unidentified men on horseback; unidentified Flathead Indian man on horseback; and parade of Indian men on horseback. Collection also contains views of teepees, likely Flathead; Forest Service sign of Fort Fizzle at Lolo Creek; scenery at Lolo Trail in Lolo National Forest, Montana; Bitterroot Mountains from Lolo Trail in Clearwater National Forest, Idaho; Pilot and Index peaks from Beartooth Highway in Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming; Lemhi Valley from Bannack Pass area, Idaho; and Henry County Court House, Cambridge, Illinois. Collection also contains views of Crazy Mountains looking across the Yellowstone River between mouth of Shields River and Big Timber Creek and other ... Read More
University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives
Personal work diaries required to be kept by rangers of the U.S. Forest Service -- Diary entries include daily duties performed, time of day performed and the time it took to perform these duties. Mendenhall made note of extreme weather, such as heavy rain and snow (noting snow depths). He also noted things such as damaged phone lines and wildlife he had seen. Mendenhall dispatched crews to complete designated work, checked up on these work crews, and also trained new work crews. Work performed included marking and cutting of limber, flood control, erosion control, trail and road maintenance, and fire control and fighting forest fires. Mrendenhall wrote cutting reports and timber land exchange reports. He also surveyed land, scaled timber, distributed grazing permits, checked grazing on land, called for payments from permitees, counted cattle head that were grazing, and performed timber sales. Mendenhall did payroll, discussed job performance with employees, performed general office ... Read More
University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K . Ross Toole Archives
This collection contains administrative files for Lolo National Forest, as well as administrative files accumulated from other forests absorbed into Lolo. These files include information related to boundaries, land use, and the history of the forest. The collection also contains work diaries; reports on game and campground improvements; maps created by the national forest; materials related to the publication of "Thirty-two Years in the Mule Business," a short work published by the national forest about the Ninemile Remount Station; and a series of photographs of the Ninemile Remount Station and its operations -- The administrative files contain documents detailing the boundaries and management of Lolo National Forest. Included in these files are documents created by forests whose lands were absorbed into Lolo National Forest, specifically, Missoula National Forest and Cabinet National Forest. The series also contains a group of files documenting the history of the forest and historic ... Read More
Montana Historical Society Research Center - Archives and Photograph Archives
A bull moose wading in Hoodoo Lake in the Lolo National Forest; forest in fog in the background. One is a close-up view of the moose
Montana Historical Society,-- Library and Archives Dept
Topics include his work for the U.S. Forest Service in the Lolo National Forest during the 1930s; wildlife and trapping in the Bob Marshall Wilderness area; his CCC work; and the Mineral County economy
University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K . Ross Toole Archives
The photographs in this collection are snapshots of members, projects, and facilities of the Civilian Conservation Corps stationed at Graves Creek in the Lolo National Forest in Montana in 1937 and 1938. Some of the photographs are identified with names or very brief descriptions, the others are unidentified
Montana Historical Society Research Center - Archives and Photograph Archives
Lawrence Darlington was born about 1909 in Washington State, son of Fred and Mary Darlington. The family moved to Missoula, Montana, about 1915. Lawrence was a lumber millworker and then a Forest Service employee at the Powell Ranger Station on the Lolo National Forest. He died in a work accident on June 18, 1931. Collection consists of a letter of condolence (1931) from Regional Forester Evan W. Kelley to Lawrence's parents

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