Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

McKinley Station

The People of the Pioneer Park that Became Denali


Media: Paperback

Item #: 1816   Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-157510-145-3
Pages: 390   Size: 6 x 9

Distributed by Mountain Press for: Pictorial Histories


For four long years after the park was created, the residents of two communities—McKinley Station in the east an Kantishna in the west—used the park as they always had, hunting, trapping, and prospering without restraint. The wildlife slaughter gained national attention. Finally, the government hired the park’s first ranger, Harry Karstens, a man of courage, strength and tenacity. Despite long odds Karstens overcame nearly insurmountable challenges to develop and protect Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska’s crown jewel.