Early activities in the United States to combat forest fires. Circa 1910 scenes of lookout stations. Osborne fire finder
United States USA Date:1910 Duration:1 min 38 sec Sound:Yes
Scenes of early Forest Ranger activities to fight forest fires. A circa 1910 photo of Fire Warden standing on observation post at top of extremely tall tree. A flag flies at the observation post. A tree House observation post on the top of a tall bare tree. A "wooden skyscraper"lookout tower. A fire warden and his family pose in front of their house at the base of a lookout tower in Arkansas. Lookout house built on a high peak in Willamette National Forest, Oregon. A tall steel tower lookout in the Suwanee forest, Georgia. A Ranger at an early lookout point, equipped only with a map and compass. Fire warden sights through a W.B. Osborne's fire finder and makes a telephone call. Observations from two ranger stations being plotted on a map and the intersecting lines give the exact location of area under fire.
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