Ames Forester


On a rainy, foggy, and generally dreary morning in mid-June of 1951 the peaceful village of Hiles, Wisconsin was awakened by the roar (no offense, truck drivers) of three green trucks bearing Iowa license plates. After the citizens had been convinced that this was not really an invasion by the Rebels and had lowered their muskets, the trucks unloaded and the Iowa State Forestry Summer Camp was underway. If these innocent people had had any idea what was in store for them during the following eight weeks, they would undoubtedly have eradicated the entire mob of invaders at that time.



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