Perry Brown


John R. Moore

Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee

Superintendent of Big Bend National Park, 1962-1967.

Summary of Interview

Part of Big Bend National Park Oral History Project; recalls early days of employment with National Park Services; assignments at Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Mammoth Caves and Big Bend; completion of Rio Grande Village; improvement of Chisos Basis accommodations, construction of additional housing for park services employees at Panther Junction; Lady Bird Johnson's Visit to the park in 1960s; rescue of Boy Scout troop stranded on Rio Grande; opinions on park service policy, personnel and management; perspective on issue of preservation versus use.

Date of Interview


Length of Interview

1 hour and 15 minutes

Tape Number

No. 850

Transcript Number

No. 850

Length of Transcript

56 pages

Interview Number

No. 850

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