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In the early 1970s, Melody Webb worked for the National Park Service in Fairbanks, Alaska on Native Historic and Cemetery Sites studies. She also conducted historical research in the Wrangell-Saint Elias area and the Yukon-Charley Rivers area, in particular a historic resource study where she traveled with and was guided by Dave Evans, a former resident of the Nation River. Melody published a number of works on Alaska, including her book, The Last Frontier: A History of the Yukon Basin of Alaska and Canada. After Alaska, Melody continued her career with the National Park Service in historic preservation and management positions, including as superintendent at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park in Texas and Grand Teton National Park. Melody Webb writes about her twenty-five year career with the National Park Service, her experiences as a woman, and the politics within the institution in her 2007 memoir, A Woman in the Great Outdoors: Adventures in the National Park Service.