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Dave Evans, Part 2
Dave Evans

This is the continuation of an interview with Dave Evans on November 11, 1991 by William Schneider at Dave's home in Anchorage, Alaska. In this second part of a two part interview, Dave talks about working for the National Park Service on historic building restoration in the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, his life living a subsistence lifestyle in a remote cabin, and the future of nature preservation in Alaska.

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Archive #: Oral History 91-22-40

Project: Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve
Date of Interview: Nov 11, 1991
Narrator(s): Dave Evans
Interviewer(s): Bill Schneider
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Funding Partners:
National Park Service
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1) Difficulties of working for the National Park Service

2) Historic styles of architecture

3) Quality cabin building

4) Fishing and working

5) Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve experiences and the future

6) Managing the future of preservation

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Section 1: changes in attitudes over bush living\ Patton, Sage\ Denali\ historic cabins - restoration of \ Slaven's Roadhouse\ black bear - story\ Smith, Richard\ Chamberlain, Faye|

Section 2: old cabins\ skill\ time\ Taylor, Jim\ Nation City\ craftsmanship\ dog runs\ dog barns\ Sager, Mike\ Traynor, Jean\ Edwards, Charlie\ Fourth of July Mine\ Logan Creek|

Section 3: Phonograph Nelson\ Norwegians\ prospectors\ miners\ Johnson, Sandy\ log cabin work\ small confined areas\ Slaven Roadhouse\ river - floating\ quot;meeters and greetersquot;\ flood protection\ Beiderman's fish camp\ Native allotment\ cabins\ fish racks\ caches\ meat tunnels\ dog houses\ boats\ Nation Bluff Cabins\ Taylor Cabins\ USGS Map|

Section 4: salmon fishing\ lifeblood of country\ Yukon River\ dog food\ splitting salmon\ cutting salmon\ hanging fish whole\ hauling fish\ Brown, Randy\ trap lines\ Appalachian Mountain Club\ The Storehouse\ New Hampshire\ huts\ trailheads\ Mount Washington\ camping|

Section 5: living in the preserve\ living in Eagle\ tourism\ riverboat\ Dawson\ Fort Egbert\ Eagle Historical Society\ country\ Park Service\ families\ economics\ fur sales\ work\permits\ Kidd, Charlie\ Smith, Richard\ Wilson, Errol\ unchanged|

Section 6: responsibilities\ regulations\ laws\ cabin use\ constraints\ prohibitions\ Nation River drainage - unoccupied\ human impact\ resources\ land usage\ living history\ bureaucratic structure\ Chase, Don\ Kidd, Charlie\ Fortymile\ Smith, Richard\ Wilson, Errol\ Congress\ definition of subsistence lifestyles\ living subsistence|