Park ser­vice mak­ing au­thor McCul­lough hon­orary ranger

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Ac­claimed au­thor David McCul­lough can add a quirky new ti­tle to his re­sume: hon­orary park ranger.

The two-time Pulitzer Prize and Na­tional Book Award winner will be­come an hon­orary ranger in a cer­e­mony Tues­day af­ter­noon in Bos­ton. It’s the high­est civil­ian honor awarded by the Na­tional Park Ser­vice, re­served for in­di­vid­u­als who have made ex­cep­tional con­tri­bu­tions.

McCul­lough has been nick­named a “cit­i­zen chron­i­cler” and is known for 11 books about lu­mi­nar­ies rang­ing from John Adams and Theodore Roo­sevelt to Harry Tru­man and the Wright Broth­ers.

He’s also be­ing pre­sented with the Saint-Gau­dens Medal, awarded to peo­ple who have made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the arts.

The Saint-Gau­dens Me­mo­rial se­lected McCul­lough. It runs a na­tional his­toric site in Cor­nish, New Hamp­shire, named for the famed Amer­i­can sculp­tor Au­gus­tus Saint-Gau­dens.

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