By Robert Sorrell

hearth lookout towers have graced the top peaks within the Blue Ridge Mountains for greater than a century. Early mountaineers and conservationists begun developing lookouts in the course of the past due 1800s. by way of the Thirties, states and the government had outfitted hundreds of thousands of towers round the state, many within the Blue Ridge. whereas know-how allowed forestry companies to exploit different potential for early detection of fires, many towers nonetheless stand as a testomony to their importance. writer Robert Sorrell info the attention-grabbing historical past of the lookouts within the Blue Ridge�s forests.

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