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Peshtigo Fire

Date: November 25 1871
Description: Engraved view of Peshtigo Fire showing people trying to escape the flames by boat and on horseback. A team of cattle also seek refuge and several birds tak...
Photograph

Meadow with Tree Stumps

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

Men Fighting Forest Fire

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Description: Several men fighting a small forest fire. One man has a water pack on his back.
Painting

Forest Fire between Lansing and Grandhaven in Michigan

Date: 1859
Description: The maple and hickory forests in the old northwest were often plagued with fires during the summer months. H√∂lzlhuber, on a return journey from Niagara Fal...
Photograph

Well Jetting Equipment

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

Smokey Bear with Girl

Date: 1950
Description: Smokey Bear cub with Judy Bell in front of a fire-prevention poster featuring the character for whom the young bear was named.
Photograph

Smokey Bear with Poster

Date: 1950
Description: Smokey Bear cub with a fire-prevention poster bearing his namesake.
Photograph

Smokey Bear with Dr. Edwin J. Smith

Date: 1950
Description: Smokey Bear cub receives treatment from Dr. Edwin J. Smith of Santa Fe, for burns he suffered in a forest fire.
Poster

Forest Fires Bring Tragic Losses

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...
Poster

What Fire Destroys Is Never Recovered - Be Careful in Woods and Forests

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...
Poster

Timber Is Vital to War Effort! - Prevent Forest Fires!

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

Men Examining Fallen Trees

Date: September 1910
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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Tree Removal

Date: July 22 1927
Description: A man uses a tractor and rope to fell a tree in an area that appears to have been cleared by fire.
Photograph

Strawberry Field

Date: 1895
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.
Photograph

Forest Fire

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

Curtiss Flying Boat at Trout Lake

Date: 1915
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...
Photograph

Ruins of Forest Fire

Date: 1913
Description: Forest of burnt tree trunks and broken logs.
Photograph

Wind Storm Damage in Peninsula Park

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...

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Father and Daughter after a Forest Fire

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Description: A man (Mr. Carlsen) is standing next to his daughter (Lisa). He is bending over and pointing to a small green plant growing out of the scorched ground afte...

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