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wildlife has prospered in the Commonwealth over the past 75 years.
Seth Gordon, former agency
executive director, wrote that the
training school was inaugurated to enable the Game Commission's officers "to
deal more intelligently with the public."
Its creation drew praise from conservationists nationwide. The school would
have a profound influence
on agency officers who
would shortly answer Uncle
Sam's call to arms for World
War II.
"The Commission's training school
has truly been a prep school for those
of its employees who joined the U.S.
military forces," wrote Gordon in the
agency's 1943-44 biennial report. "The
semi-military discipline, the regularity
of activities, and the limited amount of
military drill, athletics, rifle and revolver
instruction, have all paid big dividends to
the officers of the Commission who are
serving their country in World War II."

The first student class of the training
school entered 35 strong July 2, 1936,
and graduated 27 officers on February
28, 1937. The school, of course, was
hard on its cadets. Almost to the man
- or woman - the retirees and conservation officers in attendance talked about
hardships.
Retired WCO Lenny Hribar said
cadets lived in barracksstyle rooms, awoke at 6 a.m.
and were taking physical
training by 6:15. Class time
ran from 8 to noon, 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 7
to 9 p.m. Lights-out was at 10.
"It was a lot like a boot camp,"
Hribar explained. "It's been 38 years
and I still got sick when I turned into
the driveway."
"But the people you were here with
- you made friendships that last your
life," he noted.
Retired WCO Bill Bower had similar
thoughts.
"When I came in that driveway

Above: The old training school in its final days near Brockway. Opposite Page: WCO
Chad Eyler of the 26th Class (2002), who was instrumental in the campaign to get this
historical marker, shakes hands with retired WCO Bill Bower of the 13th Class (1969), who
reflected on the school's past during presentations, at the historical marker dedication
near Brockway.

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