Big Burn: The Northwest's Forest Fire of 1910

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A good case could be made for predicting a calamitous forest fire that would ravage the relatively unscathed, lush timber stands of the Northwest. Some people shrugged and lamented that one could never predict much of the future. But regardless of what people thought, 1910 was to be the year of what some termed the "big blowup" of the "big burn," or the "time when the mountains roared." A series of 1,736 fires ravaged three million acres and killed eighty-five people. With abnormally low amounts of precipitation and ...

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Big Burn: The Northwest's Forest Fire of 1910
1978, Mountain Press Publishing Co.

ISBN-13: 9780933126046

1993rd edition

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