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Blazing HeritageA History of Wildland Fires and National Parks$
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Hal K. Rothman

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311167

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.001.0001

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Fighting Fire on Horseback

Fighting Fire on Horseback

The Military in the National Parks, 1872–1916

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(p.11) ONE FIGHTING FIRE ON HORSEBACK
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Blazing Heritage
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Hal K. Rothman (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311167.003.0002

This chapter discusses fire suppression at national parks by the military beginning in 1886. The military officers who served as the superintendents of the park recognized fire as their greatest challenge. There was no such thing as fire training in the United States at the time, and any large blaze could easily overwhelm the limited resources at the park's disposal.

Keywords:   National Park Service, Forest Service, fire fighting, national parks, military, fire suppression

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