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Durango in La Plata County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lime Creek Burn 1879

 
 
Lime Creek Burn 1879 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, August 19, 2012
1. Lime Creek Burn 1879 Marker
Inscription. This man-caused forest fire burned 26,000 acres consuming approximately 150,000,000 board-feet of timber. Reforestation by direct seeding and planting of seedling trees was started in 1911 and continues today.
The project was financed by federal funds and contributions from the conservation-minded Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs.
 
Location. 37° 42.921′ N, 107° 45.26′ W. Marker is in Durango, Colorado, in La Plata County. Marker is on U.S. 550, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Durango CO 81301, United States of America.
 
Categories. DisastersHorticulture & Forestry
 
Lime Creek Burn 1879 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, August 19, 2012
2. Lime Creek Burn 1879 Marker
Lime Creek Area image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, August 19, 2012
3. Lime Creek Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2012, by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,051 times since then and 110 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2012, by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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