Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History And Lore - The Northern Districts

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The Adirondack Fire Towers: The Northern Districts contains information and pictures about the 26 fire towers in the northern part of the Adirondack Park that includes St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, and Essex Counties.

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fires raged out of control in many of New York State’s vast wooded areas. The years 1903 and 1908 were particularly disastrous, and because of public outcry for protection from the devastation, the state began a rigorous fire prevention and control program, including the building of fire towers.

The first fire tower in the Adirondacks were established in 1909 on Mount Morris in Franklin County, These wooden towers were replaced with steel towers & greatly reduced the number of acres destroyed by fires because they were extinguished at the early stages.

This book contains hundreds of human-interest stories the author has gathered in personal interviews, and hundreds of photographs.