Photos of Bill Brosge from his interview and his personal collection
Originally from Bronx, New York, Bill Brosge worked as a geologist for the US Geological Survey, Alaska Branch from the early 1940s until 2002. As a geologist, he has done fieldwork in the Brooks Range and produced topographic and elaborate geologic maps of the area. In 1951, he was on the geological mapping expedition led by Bill Patton that traversed the Brooks Range by tracked vehicle. Bill is most well known for his studies of the Lisburne limestone in the northeastern Brooks Range, and for creating the Arctic Quad geological map. In 2001, he received the Dibblee Medal for his achievements in geologic mapping in Alaska. For more information about Bill Brosge and the award go to http://www.diggles.com/wbrosge/index.html.