Strong and mature Edward C. Pulaski was just the type of experienced man the fledgling Forest Service was looking for in 1908 when he was hired.
Pulaski left school in Green Springs, Ohio at age 15 seeking fortune and adventure out . . . — — Map (db m109993) HM
Walls of flame pushed by hurricane-force winds raced through the region, trapping fire crews, destroying mines, homesteads, and igniting towns.
Much of the town of Wallace, Idaho was left in ashes.
In the end, over 1,700 fires ravaged three . . . — — Map (db m110374) HM
Crews disembarking trains were a diverse group of laborers with little knowledge of the rugged northern Rockies and almost no firefighting experience.
Many of their names are known, however many are unknown and their histories will never . . . — — Map (db m110375) HM
Built in 1911, the Hercules Mill towered 87 feet above the railroad tracks and fed lead-silver concentrates to rail cars. It was situated on the hillside north of the Coeur d'Alene River and served by Northern Pacific rail line entering Wallace. . . . — — Map (db m122977) HM
Stepping into History Nestled in a narrow mountainous valley with a booming population, Wallace had little place to grow except onto the hillside. The steepness of the south hill prevent roads from being constructed in a standard city block . . . — — Map (db m122829) HM
This two-mile trail
will take you to The Pulaski Tunnel.
There, during two days in August 1910, Ranger “Big Ed” Pulaski, in the midst of a raging inferno, saved the lives of all but 6 of his 45-man crew.
The firestorm . . . — — Map (db m109992) HM
In August 1910, this area was ravaged by one of a series of huge forest fires which swept the inland empire at that time.
Small fires had been burning for days in timber parched by a record drought.
Despite the efforts of hundreds of fire fighters . . . — — Map (db m109956) HM
Welcome to the Pulaski Tunnel Trail
This beautiful trail offers a scenic, rewarding hiking experience and recounts the dramatic events of the “Great Fire of 1910.”
The trail’s two-mile course ends at an overlook across . . . — — Map (db m109963) HM
Founded as a mining town in 1884, Wallace became a railroad center in 1887 and the Shoshone County seat in 1898.
Rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1890, Wallace has preserved its pioneer mining heritage. North Idaho's 2,000,000-acre forest . . . — — Map (db m27170) HM
For Your Tomorrow They Gave Their To-day
Bror Anderson • Lewis N. Bailey • Carl G. Beck • Braxton Bigelow • E.N. Carroll • Clyde Carson • Henry Carruthers • Thomas DeGroot • Norah E. Downing • Herschel V. Edwards • Lloyd A. Ellington • W.E. . . . — — Map (db m122974) WM