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LSU Alumnus Larry Dilsaver completes an impressive administrative history of Joshua Tree National Park in California

A lone National Park Service inspector, sitting beneath a Joshua tree in Hidden Valley, contemplates the problems facing the new monument. Photo by Ralph Anderson, December 1939, Harpers Ferry Center, Anderson Collection, JOTR #052A.

A lone National Park Service inspector, sitting beneath a Joshua tree in Hidden Valley,
contemplates the problems facing the new monument. Photo by Ralph Anderson, December
1939, Harpers Ferry Center, Anderson Collection, JOTR #052A.

LSU Alumnus Lary Dilsaver has recently completed an impressive administrative history of Joshua Tree National Park in California. This was a multi-year project that is now available on the park’s website.

 It will also appear with a commercial press next year.

Dilsaver, who graduated from LSU in 1982 has a distinguished record of publishing on the National Park Service. His books include historical geographies of Cumberland Island National Seashore and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. He also edited a collection of critical historical documents about the National Park system.