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Arizona’s amazing rangers (access required)

An early forest ranger“MEN WANTED!! Invalids need not apply” announced the poster when the U.S. government sought rangers to patrol their National Forest lands around 1900. The ideal ranger was tough, diplomatic, resourceful and self-sufficient because they spent many hours in the saddle far from the office. Ex-cowboys, soldiers or miners known to residents and ...

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