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Tuesday’s Loose Thread

Been reading “The Big Burn” by Timothy Egan (grew up in Spokane). It’s about the onset of the Forest Service, the fierce battles to oppose setting aside public land and the huge fire that turned public sentiment to the foresters.

Find it odd that Heyburn State Park was named for an Idaho senator who battled Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot because they wanted to prohibit commercial development on some lands. 

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