Ames Forester: Volume 71, Issue 1
I was only one of many I.S.U. forestry students who were temporarily employed on the Black Hills National Forest during the summer of 1983. My position was that of head forestry technician, in what was to be my first experience with the Forest Service. So the first week in June I chased the mice and rats out of bungalow #3 at Pactola Work Center, approximately ten miles west of Rapid City, and I moved in.
The 1983-l984 Firesides were a huge success. These small informal get-togethers allowed students to get to know the professors outside the classroom. They were held on Sunday nights and either a snack or meal was provided along with plenty of conversation about the good old days and of the future in Forestry. We also learned that Dr. Manwiller used to practice his wood identification on his wife's kitchen utensils & furniture.