National Affairs: True Woodsman

Something of a hero, something of a joke in the country around Powell, Wyo. was huge, shaggy young Earl Durand, son of a respected rancher. From boyhood up, Earl talked about wanting to be a "true woodsman," a "Daniel Boone." He went to school through the eighth grade. Then, reaching a height of 6 ft. 2 in. and a bulk of 250 lb., all bone and brawn, he spent most of his time hunting and camping out in the Beartooth Mountains east of Yellowstone National Park.

He boasted he could live in the wilds alone,...

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