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Langford, Nathaniel Pitt (09 August 1832–18 October 1911), diarist, vigilante, and park superintendent, was born in Westmoreland, Oneida County, New York, the son of George Langford II, a bank cashier, and Chloe Sweeting. After an education in a rural school, young Langford migrated with four of his siblings to St. Paul, Minnesota, in either 1853 or 1854, and followed his father’s career, clerking in several banks....


Stephen Tyng Mather. Posed next to a large set of antlers. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-3863).


Mather, Stephen Tyng (04 July 1867–22 January 1930), organizer and director of the National Park Service, was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Joseph Wakeman Mather, a business merchant with ties to the borax industry, and Bertha Jemima Walker. A descendant of ...