Fire Lookouts of Oregon

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Overview
The first lookouts were rustic camps on mountaintops, where men and women were stationed to keep an eye out for wildfires. As the importance of fire prevention grew, a lookout construction boom resulted in hundreds of cabins and towers being built on Oregon's high points. When aircraft and cameras became more cost-effective and efficient methods of fire detection, many old lookouts were abandoned or removed. 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. However, some lookouts are being repurposed as rental cabins, and volunteers are constantly working to save endangered lookouts. This book tells the story of Oregon's fire lookouts, from their heyday to their decline, and of the effort to save the ones that are left.
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ISBN: 9781467134866
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: Oregon
Series: Images of America
Images: 212
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Oregon native Cheryl Hill is a photographer, hiker, and lookout enthusiast. A lifelong history buff, she is the author of Arcadia Publishing's 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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