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Mending the lookouts


Editor’s note: this is the second in a two-part series on the restoration of historic fire lookouts in general and the fire lookout tower at Kennaday Peak in particular.

By Erik Gantt

“The lookout symbol is so iconic to our agency that when the Forest Service Honor Guard was developing a coin to give thanks to folks that have contributed to the agency or families of the fallen the lookout was chosen for one side of the coin,” Melanie Fullman, District Forest Ranger, said. “Every time that we lose a lookout I think just a little part of us in our industry dies...

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