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Mammals of Yosemite National Park (1952) by Harry C. Parker

Cover Illustration: Sierra Black Bear.
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About the Author

Harry Parker leading an early morning bird walk, Yosemite, 1946
Harry Parker leading a
bird walk, 1946

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Harry C. Parker was born 1906 and earned an AB in Zoology from Kansas University and a Master’s degree in Geography from Clark University. He was director of a natural history center in Massachusetts when he enrolled in the 1936 class of the Yosemite Field School of Natural History. He joined the National Park Service in 1940 at Olympic National Park. After a few months, he transferred to Yosemite as Junior Park Naturalist. He married Katherine “Kit” D. Johnson at the base of El Capitan October 1942. Next month, he left for World War II in the Aleutians where he served as 1st lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. After the war, in 1946, he rejoined as Associate Park Naturalist in Yosemite, where he wrote Mammals of Yosemite in 1952.

Parker transferred to Crater Lake National Park in 1952, where he was Park Naturalist and Chief Park Naturalist. At Crater Lake he was editor of the Crater Lake Nature Notes. In 1955 he transferred to Grand Teton National Park as Chief Park Naturalist. In 1956 he transferred to Washington, D.C. as a specialist in the museum branch and lived in Alexandria, Virginia. Parker was particularly interested in birds and was a member of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Harry Parker died in August 9, 1961.



Bibliographical Information

Harry C. Parker (1906-1961), Mammals of Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Natural History Association, 1952). 54 pages. Illustrated. 24 cm. Paper wrappers. Saddle stitched. Issued as Yosemite Nature Notes 31(6) (June 1952). Reprinted multiple times.

Digitized by Dan Anderson, May 2005, from a personal copy. These files may be used for any non-commercial purpose, provided this notice is left intact.
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