Spearfish National Fish Hatchery

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In 1892, US Fish Commission scientist Barton Warren Evermann was on assignment to South Dakota from Washington, DC. His charge: survey fisheries and locate a site for a federal hatchery. The foray took him to the Black Hills and springs of Ames Canyon that poured into Spearfish Creek. The site was ideal. By 1899, Spearfish National Fish Hatchery started raising trout for the Black Hills and points beyond, and its effects on fishing were profound. In time, the mission changed, and so did the hatchery's name. Today's D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives—named to honor the hatchery's first superintendent—is a treasure trove of information related to fisheries conservation. The facility's historic and commanding hatchery building is iconic in the community and a one-of-a-kind museum.
ISBN: 9781467110082
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Dakota
Series: Images of America
Images: 201
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Randi Sue Smith is the archive's curator and has handled most of its 175,000 items, including nearly all of the images in this book, many of which were viewed for the first time in decades. Carlos R. Martinez is the facility's director, and Craig Springer is a writer. All three, employed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, teamed up to write this book in partnership with the Booth Society, Inc.
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