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Rodney Krout

Rodney KroutForestry Pioneer

Rodney was born in Corvallis Montana and gave Montana State Forestry seventeen years of excellent, truly dedicated service. His forestry career started in 1923 with the U.S. Forest Service, where he served in a variey of tasks until 1944. He worked for the Anaconda Company for four years and came to State Forestry as a Slash Inspector in 1950. He then rose to the rank of Assistant State Forester in charge of Fire Control. He worked at a wide variety of tasks but is best remembered for his efforts in fire prevention and fire control.

Rod was highly effective in all phases of fire, expecially in getting other people and agencies to help. He was a very personable man and well liked by everyone in the organization. He retired in 1967.

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