Meet America’s Oldest Active Park Ranger


Betty Reid Soskin is having a moment. At 93, she’s the oldest ranger on active duty in the entire U.S. National Park Service.

Reid Soskin, who began her career as a ranger at age 85, was profiled by the Today show over the weekend, and the segment showed her leading tours at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. There, she tells guests about the women who worked in the Richmond Shipyards during World War II, building cargo ships.

The segment has made the rounds online, but it wasn’t the only moment in the spotlight for Reid Soskin this year. In March, in honor of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Department of the Interior interviewed Reid Soskin about her service for the park service and her life.

There, she explained why her tours have become so popular. “We’re booked two months ahead at…

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