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Denali National Park Restoring Office/Cabin of First Superintendent Henry P. “Harry” Karstens

Denali National Park is in the process of restoring the cabin/office of its first superintendent Henry P. “Harry” Karstens. Karstens built the cabin by hand in 1926. The park was established in 1917.

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Teddy Roosevelt Was Climbing Marcy in Marcy in the Days After McKinley Was Shot But Before He Died

North Country Public Radio has a wonderful story featuring Teddy Roosevelt impersonator Joe Wiegand describing the trip Teddy took from Mount Marcy/Lake Tear of the Clouds to North Creek Station and on to Buffalo to become president after the shooting … Continue reading

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1935 Taum Sauk Trip Report: Park at the Goat Herder’s Cabin

Here’s an amusing 1935 Taum Sauk trip report noting that you need to park the goat herders cabin. The report says: To go to Taum Sauk the mountain climber needs to give attention to explicit directions. The Girardeans took Highway … Continue reading

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Shadows of the Past Program Details Rainier’s History at Longmire

The lantern-lit Trail of the Shadows of the Past is looking for volunteers for its special program detailing early Rainier residents James Longmire, Philemon Beecher Van Trump and Fay Fuller

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