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Guardians of the Yosemite (1961) by John W. Bingaman

Contents

  1. A Tender Foot
  2. Guiding Dudes
  3. Ranger Life in the Park
  4. Ranger Duties in a National Park
  5. Ranger Patrols
  6. Forest Fires
  7. Accidents—Lost People—and Rescues
  8. Veeps—Special Guests and Old Timers
  9. Some Unusual Experiences
  10. Hospital and Medical Service
  11. Fish Planting—Hatchery—and Wild Life
  12. Chasing Law Breakers
  13. World War II Conditions in Yosemite
  14. Civilian Conservation Camps
  15. Sierra Club of California
  16. Concessionaire—Hikers Camps—Lodges
  17. Wawona District and People
  18. Mather Ranger District and Hetch Hetchy
  19. Tuolumne Meadow District Ranger Station
  20. Yosemite Indians
  21. When Retirement Comes
  22. Part II—History of “The First Rangers”
  23. Part III—Civilian Superintendents—Assistant Superintendents and Naturalists of Yosemite National Park
    • Yosemite‘s First Superintendent Under Park Service Status
    • Assistant Superintendents of Yosemite
    • Park Naturalists of Yosemite National Park
  24. Part IV—The Second Decade—A New Era—Increased Use and Expansion

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Bibliographical Information

Guardians of the Yosemite A Story of the First Rangers (Desert Printers, 1961), by John Walter Bingaman, Retired District Park Ranger (1896 - 1987). Copyright 1961 by John W. Bingaman. LCCN 61-019697. 123 pages. Illustrated. 23 cm. Paper wrappers. Saddle-stitched. Library of Congress call number F868.Y6 B5

Digitized by Dan Anderson, September 2004, from a copy in the UCSD Library. These files may be used for any non-commercial purpose, provided this notice is left intact.
    —Dan Anderson, www.yosemite.ca.us


About the Author

John Bingaman, 1921.
Martha Bingaman, wife of John W. Bingaman.
Martha Bingaman,
wife of John Bingaman

(NPS)
John W. Bingaman was born June 18, 1896 in Ohio. He worked for the railroad in New York and California, then made tanks and combines during World War I. He first worked in Yosemite starting in 1918 as a packer and guide. John was appointed park ranger in 1921 and worked in several parts of Yosemite National Park. His wife Martha assisted her husband during the busy summer season. John retired in 1956. After retiring he lived in the desert in Southern California and spent summers touring various mountain areas and National Parks with their trailer. In retirement he wrote this book, Guardians of the Yosemite, The Ahwahneechees: A Story of the Yosemite Indians (1966), and Pathways: A Story of Trails and Men (1968). His autobiography is on pages 98-99 of this book. John W. Bingaman signature. John’s second wife was Irene. John Bingaman died April 5, 1987 in Stockton, California.

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