Monday, June 8, 2009

Glacier Park Legend "Ranger Doug" honored......

"Come Walk With Me"
Doug Follett,
A Glacier National Park icon
for over 50 years was honored by his family, peers and friends last night at a celebration held at the West Glacier community center. The building was filled to overflowing with family, friends and coworkers. All there shared in a potluck dinner and their experiences with Doug.

The stories, tales, and poems told and read about/or by this gentle man demonstrated how Doug has enhanced the experiences received by the 1000's of visitors, not to mention all the employees, he has come in contact with over the years. Once everyone got to speak that wanted to, we were honored to have Ranger Doug share his feelings and humor.
Many groups and individuals presented Doug with mementos of their feelings toward him and times spent with him.
He was truly humbled by all the attention he received.

If you haven't had the chance to catch one of Ranger Doug's programs, you need to put it on your to do list. It is a treat you will not forget.

I was approached by the Glacier Employee Association to make this clock plaque for him and jumped at the chance to be a part of this celebration with him. The basic layout was designed by Bill Hayden a design specialist guru of Glacier Park.

As you can see the basic design is in the shape of Montana. Along the bottom of the plaque is a photo which was lasered into the entire width of the bottom of the board. The photo is a panoramic print of the view of Lake McDonald from the foot of the lake at Apgar.

The board was made out of a local piece of Birch and really turned out nice.
It was truly a pleasure to be a part of this event.

Ranger Doug I salute you my friend....




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