The Adirondack fire of 1903


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"The sun today is still obscured by smoke and ashes. ... The heat is so intense and the smoke so dense, that the fighters cannot approach with two miles of the fires." ~ June 5, 1903, Watertown Daily Times

Kelly Burdick talks about the 1903 Adirondack fire that burned through 600,000 acres of the north country more than 100 years ago.

This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6.

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Links for more: Forest Fires in the Adirondacks book, published in 1904 ADK Forever Wild: Forest Fires in the Adirondacks

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