Land Obtained By Nature Lovers – September 15, 1947

Land Obtained By Nature Lovers

Reno Evening Gazette

Reno, Nevada
September 15, 1947
WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Park Service says two nature-lovers have contributed $3,500 for federal-government acquisition of privately-owned land inside Glacier National Park

Of 1,013,129 acres the Montana park 15,642 are still privately owned. The Glacier Natural History association was incorporated last December to acquire these parcels as they become available and hold them until title can be transferred to the federal government

The park service said the Glacier association received $3000 from Miss Frank R Oastler, New York and $500 from Dr George C Ruhle, a Kankakee, Ill., native who is park naturalist at Crater Lake National park, Oregon.

Mrs. Oastler is the widow of a noted conservationist, one of the first white men to explore the Surprise Pass area of Glacier National park ‘Oastler’s Castle’ a striking formation in Bryce Canyon National Park Utah, was named for her husband.

Dr Ruhle formerly was a Glacier National park naturalist.