Blue Ridge Fire Towers (Landmarks) by Robert Sorrell

By Robert Sorrell

fireplace lookout towers have graced the top peaks within the Blue Ridge Mountains for greater than a century. Early mountaineers and conservationists started developing lookouts through the overdue 1800s. through the Nineteen Thirties, states and the government had outfitted hundreds of thousands of towers round the nation, many within the Blue Ridge. whereas know-how allowed forestry prone to take advantage of different capacity for early detection of fires, many towers nonetheless stand as a testomony to their importance. writer Robert Sorrell info the attention-grabbing background of the lookouts within the Blue Ridge�s forests.

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