Horace Mann School. Children Dressed As Foresters, Playing On The Columbia Campus. Teachers College.

| October 22, 2012

Horace Mann School. Children Dressed As Foresters, Playing On The Columbia Campus. Teachers College. (Date Not Known) (n/a, 1900-1950), by Photographer: Unknown

According to Wikipedia, “Forester” was a title used during Medieval times. “The forester usually held a position equal to a sheriff or local law enforcer. He was responsible for patrolling the woodlands on a lord or noble’s property, hence the synonymous term ‘woodward’. His duties included negotiating deals for the sale of lumber and timber and stopping poachers from illegally hunting. Many times wanted criminals would hide in a forest. When this occurred it was the duty of the Forester to organize armed gangs to capture the criminal. Often foresters held titles of prominence in their local communities, and acted as barristers and arbitrators. Their pay was usually above average and they could make a decent living.”

Looks like these kids have spotted someone poaching on CU’s land.