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Brinnon in Jefferson County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Loyalty, Courage & Common Sense

 
 
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By Martin Schrattenholzer, March 3, 2018
1. Loyalty, Courage & Common Sense Marker
Inscription.  Early Forest Rangers were custodians of the forest, riding horseback over mountain trails and camping out, protecting the forest from fires, poachers, and trespassers.

Most were outdoorsmen, former cowboys, trappers and woodsmen. They were hired for their loyalty, steadiness, courage, and common sense. According to the first Forest Service manual called "The Use Book," applicants had to be first of all, thoroughly sound and able-bodied, capable of enduring hardships and performing severe labor under trying conditions."

Rangers worked long hours for modest salaries. during the five year Emory Finch served as Ranger, his average pay was $17 per week.
Each Ranger was issued a water bucket, a rake, a single-bitted axe, a short-handled shovel and a badge. He had to provide and care for his own saddle and pack horses.
 
Erected by Olympic National Forest.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 47° 40.733′ N, 122° 59.64′ 

Loyalty, Courage & Common Sense Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martin Schrattenholzer, March 3, 2018
2. Loyalty, Courage & Common Sense Marker
W. Marker is in Brinnon, Washington, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Washington Route 106. Marker is by the nature trail by the cabin. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brinnon WA 98320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ranger Hole (here, next to this marker); At Home in the Outdoors (here, next to this marker); Home and Office (here, next to this marker); Interrorem: Interim or Enduring? (here, next to this marker); An Abundant Backyard (approx. 2˝ 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 91 times since then and 6 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.
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