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Fire commemorations across the region

Idaho and Montana communities are planning events for the 1910 fires anniversary. For a longer list, visit www.fs.fed.us/r1/1910-centennial/events-links.html.

The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

What: “When the Mountains Roared,” an interactive exhibit on the fire.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Exhibit runs through Jan. 1, 2012.

Where: Bldg. 322, Fort Missoula, Missoula

Cost: $3/adults, $2/seniors, $1/students ($10/family).

More information: (406) 728-3476, www.fortmissoulamuseum.org

Wallace Mining Museum

What: “Ed Pulaski and the 1910 Fire.”

When: Through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Where: 509 Bank St., Wallace

Cost: $3/adults, $1/children 6 to 17, free/children 5 and younger

More information: (208) 556-1592, www.wallaceminingmuseum.org

Old Jail Museum

What: “Flames and Courage, Sagas of the 1910 Fires.”

When: Through Labor Day, noon to 4 p.m. daily

Where: 109 S. Madison St., Thompson Falls, Mont.

Cost : Free

More information: (406) 827-4002

Other Sanders County, Mont., events

• “A Step Back in Time to 1910.” An evening of period music, readings and a tribute to the late Lily Cunningham, a fire survivor, 7 p.m. Friday, at the Thompson Falls Library.

• Trout Creek Commemoration: A full day of activities Friday at Trout Creek Park, including an ATV ride through burned areas; memorial dedication to four firefighters who died at Swamp Creek; a fire camp re-enactment; a talk by author Stephen Pyne; and a barbecue dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. ($10).

St. Maries Fire Commemoration

When: Friday

What: 3:30 p.m., U.S. Forest Service Honor Guard and service honoring fallen firefighters at Woodlawn Cemetery; 6:30 p.m., community dinner at the Nazarene Church auditorium

More information: (208) 245-2531

Wallace Fire Commemoration and Huckleberry Festival

When: Thursday through Sunday

What: Festival of vendors, live music and events. Highlights: Author Stephen Pyne speaks at the Wallace Elks Club, 7 p.m. Thursday ($5); dedication of firefighters’ grave at Nine Mile Cemetery, noon Friday; “Ordeal by Fire” film, 7 p.m. Friday at the Wallace Elks; parade, 11 a.m. Saturday, downtown Wallace; fire memorial dedication at Wallace Visitors Center, 12:30 p.m. Saturday; author Timothy Egan speaks at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Wallace Elks ($5).

More information: (208) 753-7151; www.firecoop.org.

Avery Fire Commemoration

When: Saturday and Sunday

What: Saturday events: breakfast at the Avery Community Center, 7-10 a.m., $7; dedication of a white pine tree in Avery Park, 10:30 a.m.; historic skills demonstration, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; historic lectures about Forest Service rangers and Buffalo Soldiers, including 1-2 p.m. talk by Norgy Asleson and Sandra Cromwell, authors of “Up the Swiftwater”; 1910 photos on display at the Asleson Museum; spaghetti dinner at Community Center, 5-7 p.m., $7.

Sunday events: 9 a.m. church service; 10 a.m. “Ordeal by Fire.”

More information: (208) 245-4517



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