My Summer in the Black Hills
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.