Oregon Search & Rescue: Answering the Call (Brief History) (Paperback)

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Oregon Search & Rescue: Answering the Call (Brief History) (Paperback)

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Oregon's long tradition of volunteer search and rescue dates back to the territorial days, when Good Samaritans and mountain men came to aid those in need. On the coast, surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service protected mariners traversing the "Graveyard of the Pacific." In the early twentieth century, outdoor clubs like the Mazamas, the Skyliners and the Obsidians served as informal search and rescue units, keeping Oregonians safe in the mountains, rivers and wilderness areas. After World War II, Oregon's volunteer teams began to professionalize and became some of the most effective units in the country. Join author Glenn Voelz as he recounts the history of Oregon search and rescue.

Product Details ISBN: 9781467155250
ISBN-10: 146715525X
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: October 16th, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Brief History