Take down Flag & Feed Horses

Take down Flag & Feed Horses

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Part memoir, part reportage, and all good reading, Take Down Flag & Feed Horses is the first volume devoted to the daily work of staff members at Yellowstone National Park. Written by a retired National Park Service historian, the book is divided into two parts, the first chronicling daily life at Yellowstone and the second detailing the savage fires that hit the park during the summer of 1988 and their aftermath.Bill Everhart lived at the park during the summer of 1978, accompanying the superintendent and his staff of rangers, naturalists, and scientists on daily rounds. His lively anecdotes and observations will lure readers farther and farther into the book -- and perhaps into the park as well. He gives a gripping account of the unstoppable fires of 1988 and shows how fire, a presence in the Yellowstone ecosystem for thousands of years, ensures biological diversity.One of an elite cadre of Park Service employees who served in the system for many years, Everhart would smile knowingly at a comrade's recollection of an old-timer who left often unnecessary instructions that regularly concluded with, "Take down flag & feed horses (TDF & FH)". His book, a gentle excursion through places and among people, will be attractive to a wide range of readers.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 264 pages
  • 156.2 x 234.4 x 24.6mm | 617.08g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 025202379X
  • 9780252023798

Table of contents

The beauty of the curve -- Fort Yellowstone -- Memorial Day weekend -- Stoppi the clocks -- Outsiders among the insiders -- Mernin Country -- A lucky youn lady -- Recruits from the ranger factory -- Those who charm and inform -- Tourists of the parks -- Saving all the pieces -- As long as the knees hold -- Between earth and sky -- A place that takes you back -- Take down flag & feed horses -- A summer of fire -- The resource is wilderness -- Like a salm swimming upstream.show more

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