When the Park Ranger Was Not Your Friend | JSTOR Daily

The life of a Park Ranger wasn’t all violence and misery, though. As Hufstetler notes, Rangers based in Glacier National Park could make up to $100 each month with expenses such as living quarters as part of the package—a very respectable rate for the time. Indeed, according to George Jaramillo, in Yosemite Park, the conditions of housing were quite cushy. Thanks to the efforts of the first director of the National Park Service, Stephen T. Mather, the Yosemite’s Rangers’ Club had its own cooks as well as electrical power for warmth.