Peeling Back The Bark
Pancakes and PastimesBy Eben Lehman on February 26, 2009
The four new photo galleries added to our website today provide a unique look into various aspects of the lives of loggers outside of the forest work environment. These new online galleries, containing nearly 150 historic photos, feature subjects such …
February 22, 1897: Cleveland Celebrates Washington by Foreshadowing RooseveltBy James Lewis on February 22, 2009
On this day in 1897, President Grover Cleveland signed an executive order creating the Washington Birthday Reserves. He proclaimed 13 new or expanded forest reserves in the western United States, totaling some 21 million acres; it brought the total acreage …
Lights! Camera! YouTube!By Eben Lehman on February 18, 2009
As part of our ongoing efforts in using new technologies to provide online access to materials in our library and archives, the Forest History Society is pleased to announce the launch of its own YouTube Channel.
YouTube, the leading …
Historian Stephen J. Pyne on the Australian FiresBy Guest Contributor on February 10, 2009
We’ve asked Stephen Pyne, an environmental historian who has written about fire around the world, to offer his thoughts on the bushfires in Australia. As of this publication date, an area roughly the size of Rhode Island had burned and …
Forests in Fiction: Tom Gill Lived What He WroteBy Amanda Ross on February 6, 2009
Through one degree of separation, we can connect professional foresters with Hollywood glamour! FHS holds the archival records and popular novels of the nexus: Tom Gill, a leader in international and American forestry and prolific author.
Thomas Harvey Gill (1891-1972) …