Howard Aldace, 1958-1959

Crater Lake National Park Centennial Oral Histories

Howard Aldace, 1958-1959

During the summers I was a “Fire Guard”. Bob (forgot his last name) from University of Oregon Forestry was the Chief of the Fire Guards in 1958, and I took his position in 1959. I still have a ring I bought at the gift shop in the lodge. My brother, Rog Howard joined me the second summer.  Slim Mayberry, a Ranger, carved a desk name plaque that I still have. Two brothers, Replingers, from Wisconsin drove out each summer. Time has passed, but I still remember Crater Lake with fondness and a deep sense of appreciation for all it taught me.  I have only been back twice since 1959, ‘Bout time I made another trip.

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