Loyalty, Courage & Common Sense
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 & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
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. 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 106 times since then and 10 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.