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Date: 1859-07-29 ca.

Description: Forests in the north were often plagued with fires during the summer months, and Holzlhuber (on a return journey from Niagara Falls), passed through one. I...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Well jetting equipment with three hose lines extinguishing forest fires.

Date: 1944 

Description: Forest Fire Design No. 2, Untitled. The poster features primarily text, in shades of dulled red and white. A message on the back of the poster indicates th...

Photograph

Tree Removal

Date: 1927-07-22 

Description: A man uses a tractor and rope to fell a tree in an area that appears to have been cleared by fire.

The Virgin Mary Appears to an Illiterate Peasant Girl

Learn about the first and only manifestation of the Virgin Mary in the United States near Green Bay, confirmed by the Vatican.

Date: 1944 

Description: Forest Fire Design No. 3, Untitled. The poster features primarily text, in shades of dulled red and white. A message on the back of the poster indicates th...

Date: 1941 

Description: This photograph of downed trees and branches is annotated, possibly by C.L. Harrington:

"A fire hazard at this date Feb 28 '41. I have salvaged all or ab...

Photograph

Forest Fire

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of three people silhouetted against the advancing edge of a brush fire.

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: View from shoreline of Trout Lake of a group of six men posed with the pilot, possibly Jack Vilas, on an early seaplane or flying boat floating in the wate...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Smokey Bear cub with Judy Bell in front of a fire-prevention poster featuring the character for whom the young bear was named.

Learn about the Peshtigo fire of 1871

Date: 1943 

Description: Department of Agriculture Design No. 1, "Forest Fire." The poster features a forest fire blazing around a lone country house, with smoke billowing into the...

Photograph

Plow Furrows

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Description: Furrows plowed to stop a forest fire in Douglas County along County N, west of Solon Springs.

Photograph

Strawberry Field

Date: 1895 ca.

Description: Two men stand in a strawberry field bordered by burnt-over forest. The photographer's shadow can be seen at the bottom of the image.

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Description: Grass meadow with rotting tree stumps, possibly after a fire.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Forest of burnt tree trunks and broken logs.

Learn how paintings from the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection provide clues about the past.

Date: 1950 

Description: Smokey Bear cub with a fire-prevention poster bearing his namesake.

Date: 1950 

Description: Smokey Bear cub receives treatment from Dr. Edwin J. Smith of Santa Fe, for burns he suffered in a forest fire.

Date: 1910-09 ca.

Description: View looking down at men in a horse-drawn cart headed towards the Leighton-Wyoming mining camp on dirt road examining fallen trees, possibly from a forest...

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