The Big Burn
Fire spotters used this device to plot a fire's location to call in.
In case of lightning, a fire spotter would ground him/herself by sitting in this chair with special non-conducting "feet".
Fire spotters in towers would use crank phones like this one to call in their reports.
Franklin Pemberton shares Colville National Forest's history.
A lot of animals who call the forest home are impacted by forest fires, losing homes but also having their food sources closer to the ground when high berries and green shoots are cut down by fires and then regrown.
Photos of Wallace after the fire can be seen in Patricia Hart's Mining Town (double click the image to request this title)
Historic wildfires of the Pacific Northwest: wsm.wsu.edu/s/we.php for fire locations and details
Teddy Roosevelt's life is chronicled in Edmund Morris' Theodore Rex (double click the image to request this title)
The relationship between Roosevelt and Taft is portrayed in Doris Kearns Goodwin's The Bully Pulpit (double click the image to request this title)
Timothy Egan's The Winemaker's Daughter tells the story of turning water into wine (double click the image to request this title)
Edward Curtis was dashing, charismatic, a passionate mountaineer, a famous photographer--the Annie Liebowitz of his time. And he was thirty-two years old in 1900 when he gave it all up to pursue his great idea: He would try to capture on film the Native American nation before it disappeared. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country fr
Timothy Egan turns the lens on photographer Edward Curtis in Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher (double click the image to request this title)