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Author Sorrell, Robert, author
Title Blue ridge fire towers [ebook] / Robert Sorrell
Published Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2015
Copyright ©2015
Descript 1 online resource : illustrations
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Summary Fire lookout towers have graced the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains for more than a century. Early mountaineers and conservationists began constructing lookouts during the late 1800s. By the 1930s, states and the federal government had built thousands of towers around the country, many in the Blue Ridge. While technology allowed forestry services to use other means for early detection of fires, many towers still stand as a testament to their significance. Author Robert Sorrell details the fascinating history of the lookouts in the Blue Ridge's forests
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references
Contents Early lookouts -- The fire tower -- The lookout -- End of an era -- Fire tower preservation
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Subject Fire lookout stations -- Blue Ridge Mountains
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Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781625854001

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