By Robert Sorrell

hearth lookout towers have graced the top peaks within the Blue Ridge Mountains for greater than a century. Early mountaineers and conservationists started developing lookouts in the course of the overdue 1800s. by means of the Nineteen Thirties, states and the government had equipped hundreds of thousands of towers round the kingdom, many within the Blue Ridge. whereas know-how allowed forestry prone to exploit different ability for early detection of fires, many towers nonetheless stand as a testomony to their value. writer Robert Sorrell info the interesting heritage of the lookouts within the Blue Ridge�s forests.

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