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16 by 16 - Forest Service Fire Lookout Restorations in the Rocky Mountain Region (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Kolleen Kralick. Bridget Roth. Towny Anderson. Molly Westby.

Fire lookouts are symbolic within the US Forest Service. Following the devastating fires of 1910, early fire detection became a priority, and lookout towers began to be built throughout the country. Although technology has practically made lookouts obsolete as early fire warning systems, their historic significance and a powerful nostalgia makes them the ideal subject for a preservation initiative which focuses on restoration and celebration of these important icons. In 2013 the USFS, Forest...

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