Pathfinder welcomes a new editor

I empathize with Mr. Jasper B. Seely and his brother, Elmer. People really like to add an extra “e” in my name, too.

According to Cabin Fever: A Centennial Collection of Stories About the Seeley Lake Area, passed on to me from the Pathfinder’s most recent editor, Griffen Smith, the word “Seeley” gained an extra “e” on accident when a survey crew was renaming Clearwater Lake to Seeley Lake, in honor of the Seely family.

Jasper became Seeley’s first forest ranger on what was then known as the Lewis and Clark Forest Reserve and eventually moved to Virginia City to work in the Madison National For...


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