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Grant Pearson

Grant Pearson

Grant Pearson began work at Mount McKinley National Park as a park ranger in February 1926 and retired as superintendent in November 1956. During his tenure, dog teams were used to patrol the Park's vast backcountry. For more about Grant Pearson and dog teams at Mount McKinley National Park, see: My Life of High Adventure by Grant Pearson with Philip Newill (New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1962); and Crown Jewel of the North: An Administrative History of Denali National Park and Preserve, Volume 1 - General Park History to 1980 by Frank Norris (Anchorage, AK: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office, 2006).

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