Gifford Pinchot and the Old Timers

In 2005, six tattered blue boxes were unearthed in the Library of Congress’s Pinchot Collection in Washington D.C. Inside were 5,000 pages of letters describing the work of early resource conservation professionals. The letters were labeled simply “The Old Timers.” The letters, penned between the years 1937–1941 by the first class of American Forest Rangers […]


The Loveliest Woman in America

Bibi Gaston’s first book, “The Loveliest Woman in America,” published by Morrow/ Harper Collins in 2008, focused on the life of her grandmother, Rosamond Pinchot, niece of Pennsylvania governor Gifford Pinchot. Rosamond was a cousin to Edie Sedgwick; half sister of Mary Pinchot Meyer, JFK’s lover; friend to Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Arden. Seventy years […]