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Photos from: Library program spotlights history of lookout towers

Photo from the Bob Martin/Dick Perue collection. Courtesy of Historical Reproductions by Perue

In the 1920s and 1930s, people manning lookout towers located on peaks of the Medicine Bow and Sierra Madre mountains would have to spend eight to 12 hours each day looking for forest fires from on top of such structures as this one on Bridger Peak. Living quarters were in the ground structure with access to the roof by ladders both inside and out. This 1930s photo by Bob Martin, editor and publisher of The Saratoga Sun, and others will be shown during an upcoming program at the Saratoga Library.

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