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Report of Presidential Visit to Glacier National Park
Department of the Interior National Park Service Glacier National Park Belton, Montana August 11, 1934
For more than a month before the President was due to visit Glacier National Park, preparations were under way here to accommodate not only the Presidential party but also the hundreds of persons who were expected to visit the park—and the villages of Belton and Glacier Park—that day. In both instances foresight proved to be of extreme value and both the crowds and the special party were handled without the slightest hitch occurring.
On June 26 Colonel Ed Starling of the White House secret service detail visited the park for the first time to go over the President’s route here and make preliminary arrangements. Colonel Starling was taken on the journey here by Superintendent E. T. Scoyen accompanied by Chief Ranger T. E. Whitcraft, A. A. Aszmann, Manager of the Glacier Park Hotel Company; Howard H. Hays, president of the Park Transport Company and Fred A. Noble, manager of the Transport Company. At Glacier Park station Secret Service Agent A. N. Becktel of the Seattle office was picked up and he returned to Belton with the party. Plans for the protection of the Presidential party were discussed and preliminary arrangements made. Again on July 29 Colonel Starling visited the park for a final checkup before the day of the President’s arrival. He was accompanied on this trip by Mr. Scoyen, Mr. Hays, Mr. Noble, Mr. Whitcraft, Park Naturalist G. C. Ruhle, Park Engineer Ira S. Stinson and O. J. McGillis, general advertising agent of the Great Northern Railway. Colonel Starling held several conferences with the above officials and again went over the route to be taken by the President on August.