Defending National Park Idealism: The Mystique: Memoirs from a Career in the National Park Service 1949-93, Parts 1A and 1B, 1949-65
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A unique idealism, a mystique, is the foundation of the National Park Idea. It will not survive without advocacy and consistent defense. These memoirs follow that theme in a nearly day-to-day record of the author’s experience working for the National Park Service and the University of Montana.
Parts 1A and 1B cover 1949-1965, the period during which the author’s career goal was established, and subsequent years working for the National Park Service, primarily in Yellowstone National Park.
Park rangers, National parks and reserves, Natural history, University of Montana (Missoula, Mont. : 1965-1994)
Carlsbad Caverns National Park (N.M.), Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park (Calif.), Missoula (Mont.)
Time Period Covered
© 2014 B. Riley McClelland
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
McClelland, B. Riley, "Defending National Park Idealism: The Mystique: Memoirs from a Career in the National Park Service 1949-93, Parts 1A and 1B, 1949-65" (2014). B. Riley McClelland Memoirs. 1.