At Home in the Outdoors
Although women were not among the field ranks of the early Forest Service, Rangers' wives often served as assistants, issuing permits and providing information when their husbands were away.
Maybelle's chores included washing clothes on a scrub board, baking bread on her wood stove, making her own soap and butter, ironing with flat irons heated on the wood stove, gardening, collecting berries, and canning salmon and fruit.
Occasionally, there was a welcome visit with friends and relatives.
Erected by Olympic National Forest.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1908.
Location. 47° 40.733′ N, 122° 59.64′
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Interrorem: Interim or Enduring? (here, next to this marker); Home and Office (here, next to this marker); Loyalty, Courage & Common Sense (here, next to this marker); The Ranger Hole (here, next to this marker); An Abundant Backyard (approx. 2½ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on April 11, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.