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Louis Curth, a retired Forest Ranger, is author of the 1987 book, The Forest Rangers, A History of the New York State Forest Ranger Force. This collection consists largely of research materials related to Curth’s book including maps, books, guides, directories, letters, minutes and articles. Although the collection focuses on Forest Ranger history, materials included reflect more than 100 years of the ever-changing human connection with and attitudes toward nature. Forest Rangers were not only trained fire fighters but also liaisons encouraging exploration and guiding relationships between vacationers and the Park and the environment in general. The original order of the collection has been maintained and it's folders retain all original titles.
Forest Rangers, Fire lookout stations, Adirondack Mountains, Historic publications, Reports, Correspondence
Amodeo, Margie, "Forest Ranger History Louis Curth, 1885-1986" (2010). Finding Aids. 10.