TITLE

Standing TALL

AUTHOR(S)
Podskoch, Marty
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
New York State Conservationist;Oct2009, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article explores the history of forest fire towers in New York. The state built the first towers in 1909 as a response to many forest fires. The state experienced the worst fires in 1903 and 1908 when thousand acres of land and many animals were destroyed. The towers were constructed to detect forest fires. Sam Cheetham served as one of the first fire observers. Several communities and groups raised money to restore fire towers.
ACCESSION #
45085022

 

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