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    • Service employees setting-up the Spanish Galleon exhibit

    • Wildlife refuges; Visitor services; Exhibitions; Exhibits; Boats; History; Education;
    • There are a variety of exhibits At the Herbert H. Batement Educational and Administrative Center about the history of the island and the refuge, and the plants and animals that can be found at the refuge.
    • Warden Paul Kroegel

    • first refuge manager; Pelican Island NWR; Florida; pelican; refuge centennial; History
    • Paul Kroegel (1864 - 1948) was an early “bureaucrat” in name only, and was one of those “characters” that had history not produced him, he would have been invented. A boatbuilder and German immigrant from Chemnitz, Germany who arrived in...
    • General Buckner's Command Ship

    • Ships; Boats; History; Marine Environments; Wildlife refuges; History Sites
    • Ship in WWII Alaska waters. This small ship was reported to be the Vanderbilt yacht before WWII. Gerneral Simon Boliver Buckner sailed throughout Alaskan waters in early WWII. Many of the historic WWII sites in Alaska waters are in Alaska Maritime...
    • Rachel L. Carson

    • History; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); History;
    • Rachel Carson, 1944 - Author, editor and aquatic biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    • Robert Hines and Rachel Carson

    • History; Biologists (USFWS); Employees (USFWS); History; Marine ecology;
    • National wildlife artist Bob Hines (1912 - 1994) and agency writer and editor Rachel Carson (1907 -1964) spent many hours along the Atlantic coast visiting national wildlife refuges and gathering material for many of the agency’s pamphlets and...
    • PH-King-006

    • Jim King Collection; History Photograph; Transportation; Aircraft; Aircraft; Alaska
    • Two Float Planes.
    • Village on Atka Island

    • Wildlife refuges; Villages;History;
    • View of Atka Village. Villagers have Atka and Amlia Islands in the Aleutians under permit. This image was taken by 'Sea Otter' Jones.
    • PH-King-007

    • Jim King Collection; History Photograph; Transportation; Aircraft; Alaska
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    • Olaus Murie with his Dog

    • refuge centennial; History
    • Olaus Murie (1889 - 1963) led a life worthy of a dozen adventure novels, and his conservation legacy is still carried on by his wife, Mardy. The son of Norwegian immigrants, Murie joined after college the Carnegie Museum’s expeditions to Hudson...
    • Grumman Goose N779 aircraft in flight

    • Aerial photography; Transportation; Aircraft; Amphibious vehicles; History
    • Black and white image of the Grumman Goose N779 aircraft while in flight. From the Jim King Collection.
    • Albert Day and L.T. Oldroyd at Bethel Cemetery

    • History; The Pribilof Report 1949; Wildlife refuges; Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge; Work of the Service; Personnel; ARLIS; Alaska
    • Bethel, Alaska. Albert M. Day, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and L.T. Oldroyd of the University of Alaska, inspecting the Bethel Cemetery. This cemetery was undermined by the Kuskokwim River just above the city water intake.
    • Market Hunting of Waterfowl

    • refuge centennial; Waterfowl;History
    • Market hunting – mass hunting of game birds for the dinner table and restaurant trade – pushed several species of waterfowl to the brink of extinction during the late 1800's and early 1900's, and led to a general decline in America’s bird...

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