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Paul Smiths in Franklin County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forest Fire

1885 - 1935

 
 
Forest Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 27, 2012
1. Forest Fire Marker
Inscription.  During October 1908 DeBar Mt. was burned over by a forest fire that extended to 6,000 acres. Prevent forest fires.
 
Erected 1935 by New York State Education and Conservation Departments.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersHorticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 44° 30.681′ N, 74° 18.285′ W. Marker is in Paul Smiths, New York, in Franklin County. Marker is on New York State Route 30 0.6 miles north of McCollums Rd., on the left when traveling south. This marker is a little more off the road than most. It's visible from the road, but it's tucked into the trees. I only noticed it driving southbound on Rte. 30; it's nearly invisible going north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9150 Route 30, Paul Smiths NY 12970, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Teddy Roosevelt's Journal Walk (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Site of Camp S-60 (approx. 5˝ miles away); Pettis' Grave (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Union Depot
Forest Fire Marker as seen facing South on Rte. 30 image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 27, 2012
2. Forest Fire Marker as seen facing South on Rte. 30
(approx. 15.1 miles away); Making History in Saranac Lake (approx. 15.2 miles away); a different marker also named Making History in Saranac Lake (approx. 15.2 miles away); Hotel Saranac (approx. 15.4 miles away); Trudeau Memorial (approx. 15.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paul Smiths.
 
Forest Fire Marker as seen facing North on Rte. 30 image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 27, 2012
3. Forest Fire Marker as seen facing North on Rte. 30
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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