Fire tower, Schoodic Mountain, Franklin, ca. 1920

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Fire tower, Schoodic Mountain, Franklin, ca. 1920

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The first fire lookout tower on 1,069-foot Schoodic Mountain was constructed of wood in 1914.

In 1920 the Maine Forestry District replaced it with a 24-foot-high steel tower, according to Austin H. Wilkins, "Ten Million Acres of Timber" (1928).

Maine was one of the first states in the nation to create a system of watchtowers in the wilderness. From 1905 to 1973 more than 100 lookouts of various designs were manned by watchmen.

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  • Title: Fire tower, Schoodic Mountain, Franklin, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Location: Franklin, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12 cm x 16 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs--Franklin
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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