History of Scotts Bluff National Monument
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Geographical Setting

Prehistory of the Area

Prehistoric Man

The Coming of the White Man

Migration to the West

Settlement Period

The National Park Movement

Custodian Maupin

Custodian Mathers

Era of Development

Custodian Cook

Custodian Randels

Custodian Mattes

Custodian Budlong

Superintendent Anderson

Mission 66

Superintendent Henneberger

Appendix A: Enabling Legislation

Appendix B: Annual Visitation (1936-1961)

Appendix C: Custodians and Superintendents

Appendix D: Staff



Copyright © 1962 by the Oregon Trail Museum Association
Gering, Nebraska

About the Author

Earl R. Harris is a native of New Brighton, Pennsylvania, where he attended public schools. In 1945 he moved to Deadwood, Souuth Dakota, and later attended Black Hills Teachers College. He is a veteran of the Korean conflict and was a professional musician for four years before becoming associated with the National Park Service, in 1953, at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota.

Besides the B.S. Ed. degree in music, he also holds a Master of Arts degree in American History from Colorado State College. He has written a number of articles and monographs which have appeared in newspapers, quarterlies, and trade magazines.


History of Scotts Bluff National Monument
©1962, Oregon Trail Museum Association
history/index.htm — 26-Jan-2003