History of the Fire Lookouts in Northwest Montana

Sunday, January 15, 2023 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (MST)


Grisak's talk will cover fire suppression efforts and events starting with the Big Burn of 1910, which consumed 3 million acres and 87 lives, prompting creation of the lookout system. In Northwest Montana, with its predominant logging industry, such measures were critical to the economy and livelihoods of the area. “It’s one thing to learn about the number of acres burned,” she says, “and another to learn the personal stories.”



Tickets are $15 (members)/$20 (nonmembers) for a single event; $40 (members)/$55 (nonmembers) for the four-part series (Jan. 15 & 29, Feb. 5 & 26); purchase online or at the museum

Northwest Montana History Museum
124 2nd Ave E
Kalispell, MT 59901 United States
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Sunday, January 15, 2023 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (MST)
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