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After 41 years, Jack Potter retires from Glacier National Park

(May 18, 2011) -- Often called "Jack Pot" for his wealth of information for anything related to Glacier National Park, Jack Potter recently retired after a 41-year career in the park, reports the Daily Inter Lake.

KALISPELL, Mont. — Often called “Jack Pot” for his wealth of information for anything related to Glacier National Park, Jack Potter recently retired after a 41-year career in the park, reports the Daily Inter Lake.

Potter and his wife, Rachel, intend to continue with volunteer work in the following years.

“I just wanted to do something different,” said Potter, who was the park’s chief of science and resource management. “I just wanted to go out at a time when I was still enthusiastic about the job and still making a contribution.”

Potter started in the park in 1970 as a busboy at the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn. He spent 33 years on or in charge of trail crews on both sides of the park, and has been the packer-wrangler for a variety of projects and hikes. He was eventually named the park’s assistant chief ranger in charge of resource management.

For the complete story from the Daily Inter Lake, click here.

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