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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.

Signs in the Graves Mountain fire lookout.

Franklin Pemberton shares Colville National Forest's history.

Rod Fosback shares his research on fire lookouts.

Smokey the Bear shares how we can prevent forest fires.

Some items to make your campfire meals simple and delicious.

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.

Poets on the peaks : Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder & Philip Whalen in the North Cascades (double click image to place a hold)

Photos of Wallace after the fire can be seen in Patricia Hart's Mining Town (double click the image to request this title)

Author Timothy Egan talking about The Big Burn

Jack Nisbet on David Douglas in the Colville Valley

How to Protect Your Home From Wildfires

When wildfire comes to town :: Fall 2011 :: Washington State Magazine

How to Rent a Fire Lookout in the Pacific Northwest by Tish McFadden (double click the image to request this title)

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)

The Dust Bowl is the subject of this story by Timothy Egan (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)

Timothy Egan takes readers on a tour of the west in Lasso the Wind (double click the image to request this title)

Another title from Timothy Egan, The Good Rain takes the reader through a blend of Pacific Northwest history, geology, anthropology and politics (double click the image to request this title)

A different tale from Timothy Egan, Breaking Blue chronicles the search for justice for a cold case Newport murder (double click the image to request this title)