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
Length of Transcript
Interview with Perry Brown by John R. Moore, 1994, "Interview no. 850," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.