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americasgreatoutdoors · 2 months ago
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"What a gem."
"A national treasure."
"The most amazing ranger you'll ever meet!"
What more can we say about ranger Betty Reid Soskin that hasn't already been said? How about, Happy 100th birthday? We thank you for your dedication and years of service in helping preserve and protect our nation's history.
Ranger Betty was born in 1921, just a few years after the creation of the National Park Service. She grew up in a Cajun-Creole, African American family that settled in Oakland, California after the “Great Flood” that devastated New Orleans in 1927. She didn't begin her career with the National Park Service until the age of 84, when she took a job at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park. There she was able to share with visitors her first hand and lived experiences from World War II, especially the untold experiences of African-Americans during that war.
Help us send ranger Betty all the birthday wishes today!  
Photo description: Ranger Betty sits on a concrete block while dressed in her park ranger dress uniform.
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draconym · a year ago
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Thinking about that day another park ranger and I discovered that
1. we both used the same shampoo and
2. Suave Essentials Tropical Coconut drives honeybees absolutely bugfuck wild
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enriquemzn262 · 5 months ago
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The one man Mother Nature and Death couldn’t take
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Although sadly in the end he decided to do it himself, his personal life ruined by his own circumstances
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May you rest in peace Roy.
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emilybeemartin · 2 months ago
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Final watercolors of the season!
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Glacier National Park (Blackfeet, Kootenai, Salish, and Pend d'Oreille land)
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vintagecamping · 7 months ago
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Newlyweds Judy and Patrick spent their first summer together exploring Yellowstone. They fished for trout, hiked the trails, admired the elk herds and flew around the park in a helicopter.
What a dream...
1972
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paulsonspeaches · 3 months ago
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" 𝑳𝒐𝒐𝒌𝒊𝒏' 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒚 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂 𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒃**** " ~ 𝙲𝚘𝚍𝚢 𝙵𝚎𝚛𝚗, 2021
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americasgreatoutdoors · 4 months ago
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Looking for some rangers on World Ranger Day? We got you.
Great outfits✔️
Cool hats✔️
Always pointing at things✔️
Knows all the trees AND their scientific names✔️
Can tell you how much of the cave is underground😉
Thank you rangers, for all that you do for our public lands!
Photo by Ranger Chelsea Yanez. Photo description: Two park rangers form a mountain symbol with their arms as they stand in front of a large snowy mountain.
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mountrainiernps · 8 months ago
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Women's History Month During times of war women have filled roles previously held by men, including in the National Park Service. Filling a vacant position left by male rangers who had entered military service in 1918, Helene Wilson worked at the Nisqually Entrance station, issuing permits for vehicles entering the park. Wilson is the second woman to be hired as a ranger for the National Park Service, hired six weeks after Clare Marie Hodges in Yosemite National Park. Two women, Barbara D. Hilton and Catherine M. Byrnes, were also temporary rangers at the Nisqually Entrance Station in 1943-1944 during World War II. Barbara D. Hilton, whose father worked in Longmire as a mechanic, was familiar with the park and lived in Longmire in the past. She recalls:
“I had been a telephone operator at a prior year [to] ’42. By that time, a lot of the men were called away [to] war, and they needed somebody to handle the entrance job, which wasn’t that much work in those days… I said it sounded all right to me, I would do it. They needed someone, and I was the logical one because I was familiar with the thing and had my own car and could stand living out in the wilderness. Which it was, if you were a city girl! …
As people would come through, we’d have to have their license numbers and write it on the permit that we issued to the car. But during the war years only one license plate was given to a car, no more did we have two, and nobody ever know their license number. I would have to come out of the booth [and] run around and look at it, because normally they were parked so close to the booth they couldn’t get out of the car.
So, I decided that that was a lot of foolishness. I decided that we should build a stand with a mirror on it. Have it set that we could read the license. The man I was engaged to at the time was an engineer and drew up the plans for it. I think the guys up in the shop at Longmire built the thing.
I later got a Congressional Citation and ten-dollar check for that idea. It was used pretty well throughout the park service in those days. But now that we get front license plates, it’s not that necessary. But it saved a lot of nuisance. In those days ten dollars was a lot of money.”
- Excerpt from NPS oral history interview with Barbara (Dickinson) Hilton, April 27, 1987
Photo: Barbara D. Hilton and Catherine Byrnes ~kl
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draconym · 6 months ago
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Remember that time I found a dozen eggs in the woods? Well today I found
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Pot
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enriquemzn262 · 4 months ago
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Park ranger in America
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Park ranger in Africa
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Fighting to keep hikers safe vs fighting to keep the fauna safe.
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emilybeemartin · 2 months ago
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Recents.
Glacier National Park (Kootenai, Salish, Pend d'Oreille, & Blackfeet land)
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ace-artworks · 8 months ago
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Realized it was Marten day! So I quickly drew SwolMarron and Goten about to kick poacher bootay!
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themanilafolders · 5 months ago
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Ok, That’s It! The Rangers Are Allowed To Go Feral Now!
Ok! Since no one wants to listen when we caution you against dressing up as a park ranger in order to try and take their place at work, it has confused them.
This has caused confusion both for the park rangers and the people visiting the parks and this confusion has led to a restlessness among the park rangers. As a result city officials are allowing the park rangers to just go feral in an effort to solve this problem.
Park rangers are taking off their uniform and wearing their specialty camouflage outfits, and are now hunting down anyone who is impersonating them.
City officials wish anyone who is unfortunate enough to be caught by them the best of luck.
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