This Month in Olson History


In March 1998, I added to the "Monthly Special" page a section called "This Month in Olson History," which describes what Sigurd was doing in the current month 50 years earlier and 35 years earlier. All editions of "This Month" will continue to be available on the site; simply choose the month and year you are interested in. Once you are there, you can move backward and forward month-to-month by clicking on the canoe paddle icons.

You will find that a number of icons appear repeatedly throughout these months and years. These will help you quickly find similar content. For example, if you see the icon of the Wilderness Society or one of the other major conservation groups or federal agencies, you can immediately tell that the content will involve that organization. Some of the key ones are:


Izaak Walton League of America


National Parks and Conservation Association









The Quetico-Superior program (before 1958)





The Wilderness Society






The U.S. National Park Service






The U.S. Department of the Interior



The content has to do with Sigurd's desire to write, attempts to write, or to letters with good quotes



The content has to do with the making of, publication, or success of the book shown (in this case The Singing Wilderness)

Months without links indicate periods where there wasn't anything of note to include.

1948
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1949
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1950
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1951
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1952
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1953
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1954
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1955
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1956
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1957
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1958
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1959
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1960
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1961
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1962
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1963
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1964
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1965
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1966
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1967
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1968
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1969
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1970
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1971
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1972
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1973
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1974
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1975
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1976
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1977
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1978
| January | February | [This completes the monthly entries, which span 30 years of Sigurd's life]