James E Mason

James E. Mason is an interpretive naturalist for the Wichita Parks Department, working at the Great Plains Nature Center. He grew up in Wichita, only a few blocks from the Arkansas River. Mason began his career with the parks department in 1978 and worked for several years at the zoo in Central Riverside Park, where he first became aware of the long history of the riverside parks and started giving public presentations on the subject. That program developed into this book.