- Aug 9, 2011
- Salem, OR
- Hyster H50 Bobcat M700
flyerdan I don't know if you are old enough to remember the Tillamook burn...
That was a bit before my time, and I moved here in '78 so I've heard about it of course. Our state rep Bill Post had a radio show prior to his election, and talked often of the old days of mills and timber. His FIL was a logger from the Roseburg area and knew the history quite well.
I remember the Goat mountain fire in northern Idaho in '66, we could see it from a ridge on our place. I quite enjoyed watching the B-17 borate bomber through binocs; as an 8 year old airplane nut it was a rare treat. Saw the same plane here at KSLE when it was touring as Sentimental Journey with the CAF.
Speaking of controlled burns, it was a few years later in n ID when the forest circus was doing a burn that got away from them. The running gag at local stores and cafes was they would sell them cigarettes, but not give them any matches.