Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Week 1 at Antietam National Battlefield. ProRanger Jim Scanlan

I arrived Tuesday May 17.  After meeting the supervisory Ranger Tom Jones I will be working with for the summer, I was free to explore the park and surrounding areas.  Wednesday through Friday I reviewed the park policies and went on in-depth tours of the park grounds and buildings.  The first week had been a bit slow as we were waiting for the arrival of Cailin the other ProRanger assigned to Antietam.  Next week will be a lot more exciting with the seasonal Ranger training we will be participating in and with increased duties with the law enforcement/protection staff.  Antietam and the surrounding areas are full of history if you are a civil war buff.  Can't wait to learn more about the National Park Service and Antietam National Battlefield.  Pictures to follow.

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