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This address was given at the dedication of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in the State of Washington, held at La Wis Wis Forest Camp, 116 miles south of Seattle, on October 15, 1949. The name of the Columbia National Forest was officially changed to Gifford Pinchot National Forest by proclamation of President Harry S. Truman on June 15, 1949. The dedication followed the annual meeting of the Society of American Foresters in Seattle during October 10-14. Participating in the ceremonies, in addition to the chief of the Forest Service, were Horace J. Andrews, regional forester, Portland, Ore.; Governor Arthur B. Langlie of Washington; Cornelia Bryce Pinchot of Washington, D. C. and Milford, Pa.; and Clyde S. Martin, president of the Society of American Foresters.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Chief, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.

Publication date: 1950-02-01

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