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By Edited by Rick and Susie Graetz
UM Dept. of Geography 

Rocky Mountain Front's First Ranger (Part 2 OF 3)


April 25, 2018

Rick and Susie Graetz

Winter snow blankets the Rocky Mountain Front north of Augusta

Authors' Note: This piece is excerpted from a report Clyde Fickes wrote in May 1944. It appeared in "Volume 1 – Early Days In The Forest Service." His words are excerpted with light editing. Fickes retired from the U.S. Forest Service in 1947. He died at age 103 on Dec. 29, 1987 – from an accident on the dance floor.

The Sun River country comprises some interesting and spectacular topograph...

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