After the Fire
1988 The West on Fire
The severe drought of 1988 fueled massive forest fires throughout the western United States, including:
Custer State Park 16,788 acres
South Dakota 690,512 acres
Greater Yellowstone Area 1,100,000 acres
Nationwide, 1988 was a record year for fire.
IllustrationsRecovery progression following the fire 1988, 1995, 2005, 2030.
Location. 43° 47.378′ N, 103° 21.052′ W. Marker is in Keystone, South Dakota, in Pennington County. Marker is on U.S. 16. Touch for map. Marker is in Custer State Park. There is an entry fee. Marker is in this post office area: Keystone SD 57751, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wildlife and Fire (here, next to this marker); The Galena Fire Chronology
Categories. • Disasters •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.