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At Home in the Outdoors

 
 
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By Martin Schrattenholzer, March 3, 2018
1. At Home in the Outdoors Marker
Inscription. Emory Finch, the son of Hoodsport pioneers, moved into Interrorem with his new bride Maybelle Peterson on their wedding day, April 22. 1908. Like her husband, she saw at home in the outdoors. The couple met when she and two friends came over from Seattle to camp and were cautioned by "Ranger Finch" about their large campfire!

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.
 
Location. 47° 40.733′ N, 122° 59.64′ W. Marker is in Brinnon, Washington, in Jefferson County. Touch for map. Marker found along a nature trail just south of the cabin. Marker is in this post office area: Brinnon WA 98320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ranger Hole

At Home in the Outdoors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Martin Schrattenholzer, March 3, 2018
2. At Home in the Outdoors Marker
(here, next to this marker); Loyalty, Courage & Common Sense (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).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2018, by Martin Schrattenholzer of Renton, Washington. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. 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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