The Early Days:
A Sourcebook of Southwestern Region History — Book 3



Cover: The old crows nest at Baldy Lookout on Alamo National Forest, circa 1908. The foundation was sunk in cement and it was guyed on all sides. "Solid as the Rock of Gibraltar," reads the original caption.


Editor's Foreword

Three Short Historical Notes

Sam Sowell
G. A. Pearson
Homer German

Personal Stories

Willard Bond
F. J. Monighan
Norman E. Johnson
Zane G. Smith
Gordon Bade
Edward Groesbeck
G. Lee Wang
Samuel R. Servis
Robert Diggs
Walter L. Graves
Ray Kallus
Alva A. Simpson
Walter J. Caserta
Hoyt Harvel


Appendix A Regional Office Organizations
Appendix B Establishment of Boundaries
Appendix C Reserve Supervisors
Appendix D Forest Supervisors
Appendix E Ranger Districts and Rangers
Appendix F Forest Rangers and Districts


Index to Book 1 (omitted from the online edition)
Index to Book 2 (omitted from the online edition)
Index to Book 3 (omitted from the online edition)

SUPPLEMENTS (omitted from the online edition)

Use Book
     Annual Ranger Meetings
     Discovery of Fires
     Timber Trespass
     Rangers' Cabins

Forest Service Manual
     Fire Tool Locations
     Manufacturing Plants

Service Notes
     Horse Shoeing Accounts

     Act of March 3, 1905
     Archaeological Resources Protection Act


1. Powers Cabin in the Galiuro Wilderness

2. Fort Valley Experiment Station

3. Tent camp of the combined Alamo-Lincoln Ranger Meeting

4. The Ranger group at the 191 2 Alamo-Lincoln combined meeting

5. Redstone fire tool cache, Gila National Forest

6. Stringing telephone line on the Kaibab National Forest

7. Sargent Seep Ranger Station on Alamo National Forest

8. Fire warnings for tourists and woodsmen

9. Trespassed and burned land on the Alamo National Forest

10. Early day fire tool box

11. Ed Groesbeck with an open fire tool box

12. A fire tool box typical of those of about 1930

13. A fire tool box typical of those of about 1918

14. Planting rainbow fry at Latunitas on the Carson National Forest

15. The first all-professional Ranger training Camp in Region 3

16. A private sawmill on the Lincoln

17. Making picnic tables at CCC camp F-55 near Borracho Ranger Station

18. Montezuma Pass road work undertaken by ECW Camp DF-13-A

19. CCC enrollees place a charge on a Tanque Verde project

20. CCC workers from Camp DF-42-A on the Redington Road Project

21. The men line up at CCC Camp 9-NM

22. A crew from the Sunflower CCC camp on the Tonto National Forest

23. Ashdale Ranger Station on the Tonto National Forest

24. Beaverhead Ranger Station buildings

25. A CCC worker uses an air drill for road work

26. Ranger Bailey prepares a sign on Beaver Creek Ranger District

27. Ranger Bailey installs his sign

28. Rangers harvesting hay at the Cave Creek Ranger Station, Chiricahua NF

29. Lake Marvin near Canadian, Texas

30. Lake Marvin, shortly after construction

31. Sand drift on the Harold Murdock farmstead

32. Sand drifts against a barn near Liberal, Kansas

33. A mountain telephone packed for transportation

34. Early days horse work on the Apache National Forest

35. Forest Supervisor's office in Tres Piedras

36. Ranger meeting at Douglas Arizona in 1908

37. Field camp on the Huachuca National Forest

38. Ranger Dolph Slosser, Sitgreaves National Forest

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Last Updated: 15-Feb-2011