Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wanakena Ranger School History Talk Feb 15th

Ranger School, as seen from Cranberry Lake

Dr. Michael Bridgen will speak about the Wanakena Ranger School, and the events and figures that formed it at a St. Lawrence County Historical Association Brown Bag Lunch event on Thursday, February 15th, at noon.

Since the Wanakena Ranger School was established in 1912, it has trained over 5000 students in forest and environmental technology.

Dr. Michael R. Bridgen is the current director of the Ranger School, and has been a faculty member since 1992. His professional training is in forest science and tree physiology and genetics. Prior to teaching at the Ranger School, he served twelve years as a research scientist for a paper company in West Virginia.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is a lunch time lecture series dedicated to the memory of Patricia Harrington Carson, who founded the series during her 24 years as a Trustee of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association.

Brown Bag Lunches are free and open to the public. Bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA.

The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is located at 3 E. Main Street, Canton. Parking is available behind the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance.

For more information, or to become a member, call the SLCHA at (315) 386-8133 or e-mail Visit the SLCHA’s website for more information on St. Lawrence County history.

Photo: Ranger School, as seen from Cranberry Lake, provided.

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2 Responses

  1. Butch Huhn says:

    Great posts. Butch Huhn
    Class 1966

  2. alex duschere says:

    I have always believed that the Ranger School was on the Oswegatchie river until you passed the Wanakena rock with the arrow is that true? that would make my home on Cranberry lake instead of Wanakena.

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