Fire Lookouts of Oregon (Images of America)

Read [Cheryl Hill Book] Fire Lookouts of Oregon (Images of America) Online PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. Fire Lookouts of Oregon (Images of America) However, some lookouts are being repurposed as rental cabins, and volunteers are constantly working to save endangered lookouts. When aircraft and cameras became more cost-effective and efficient methods of fire detection, many old lookouts were abandoned or removed. This book tells the story of Oregons fire lookouts, from their heyday to their decline, and of the effort to save the ones that are left.. As the importance of fire prevention grew, a lookout construction boom resulted in hundreds o

Fire Lookouts of Oregon (Images of America)

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Rating : 4.18 (964 Votes)
Asin : 1467134864
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
Publish Date : 2015-07-19
Language : English

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The photographs in this book come from the collections of the US Forest Service, the National Archives, other organizations, and private collections. A lifelong history buff, she is the author of Arcadia Publishings Mount Hood National Forest and works as a librarian in the Portland area. . Oregon native Cheryl Hill is a photographer, hiker, and lookout enthusiast

However, some lookouts are being repurposed as rental cabins, and volunteers are constantly working to save endangered lookouts. When aircraft and cameras became more cost-effective and efficient methods of fire detection, many old lookouts were abandoned or removed. This book tells the story of Oregons fire lookouts, from their heyday to their decline, and of the effort to save the ones that are left.. As the importance of fire prevention grew, a lookout construction boom resulted in hundreds of cabins and towers being built on Oregons high points. Of the many hundreds of lookouts built in Oregon over the past 100 years, less than 175 remain, and only about half of these are still manned. The first lookouts were rustic camps on mountaintops, where men and women were stationed to keep an eye out for wildfires

dd said Did you know you could stay in a fire lookout? Read this book and find out where!. Cheryl Hill's book on fire lookouts in Oregon is well researched and full of pictures. Her writing is engaging. The information presented is informative and interesting. Ms. Hill has a passion for this subject and it shines through on each page. Highly recommended for those interested in fire lookouts, Forest Service history, Oregon, or any/all of the above!. "Informative, interesting, well written." according to A. M.. Excellent book. With each look out, the author has written about interesting events that took place and the people that were stationed there. She tells about my Grandmother, Iva Kilpatrick, shooting an 8ft cougar in the heart, while stationed at the Logger Butte look out.. "Five Stars" according to girdpt. good book

About the Author Oregon native Cheryl Hill is a photographer, hiker, and lookout enthusiast. A lifelong history buff, she is the author of Arcadia Publishings Mount Hood National Forest and works as a librarian in the Portland area. . The photographs in this book come from the collections of the US Forest Service, the National Archives, other organizations, and private collections

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