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Mountain Trails: Memoirs of an Alberta Forest Ranger in the Mountains and Foothills of the Athabasca Forest 1920–1945

The life of a legendary ranger in Alberta.

This book chronicles a 25-year chapter of the life of Jack Glen (1891–1983), commencing when he left the Royal Northwest Mounted Police force to become a Dominion Forestry Branch ranger in the frontier community of Entrance. It was completed and published in 2008.

Mountain Trails is available for purchase in hardcover by contacting fRI Research, or for free download as an eBook.

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Excerpt from Mountain Trails

Jack Glen, c. late 1930s Jack Glen Sr. (1891–1983) was a forest ranger from 1920 to 1945 in the foothills of the upper Athabasca. Produced by the fRI Research Forest History Program, the free ebook Mountain Trails tells of the adventures, colourful characters and challenges of bringing order and law to a previously untracked and mostly uninhabited wilderness. Below is an excerpt from Chapter One: First Days on the Trail.

Mountain Trails eBook

eBook version of Mountain Trails, publication of the Forest History Program

Mountain Trails | Book Jacket

Cover and brief description of the book Mountain Trails, which tells the story of a 25 year chapter in the career of Jack Glen Sr.

Mountain Trails Book Launch Presentation

Presentation, consisting mostly of historical photographs, from the Mountain Trails book launch.

Mountain Trails book launch poster

Poster invitation to the Hinton Municipal Library and Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives for the book launch of Mountain Trails by Jack Glen Sr.

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