By Robert Sorrell

fireplace lookout towers have graced the top peaks within the Blue Ridge Mountains for greater than a century. Early mountaineers and conservationists started developing lookouts throughout the overdue 1800s. via the Thirties, states and the government had equipped hundreds of thousands of towers round the state, many within the Blue Ridge. whereas expertise allowed forestry companies to exploit different potential for early detection of fires, many towers nonetheless stand as a testomony to their importance. writer Robert Sorrell information the attention-grabbing heritage of the lookouts within the Blue Ridge�s forests.

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