Marshall C. Edson was born in Boise, Idaho, in 1911. He became a conservation officer with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in 1941 and in 1949 became head of the Public Information Division. He edited the department's magazine, Idaho Wildlife Review, and directed and produced motion pictures on the outdoors. Edson worked for the department for 29 years before moving to the Idaho Water Resources Board, from which he retired in 1974.
Edson served as chairman of the Idaho Public Employee Retirement System Board for almost 12 years. He has been a member of numerous conservation organizations, including the Idaho Wildlife Federation and Poachers Club.
The scrapbook includes newspaper clippings and photographs of a boat trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in March, 1946. The trip was sponsored by the Idaho department of Fish and Game to count big game.
Thumbnail image on homepage: Photo of fisherman by Marshall C. Edson MSS 155_003_001
Landing page image: Photo of Cannon Lake by Marshall C. Edson MSS 155_003_001
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