Michigan on Fire 2

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Pub. Date: 1999-09-01
Publisher(s): Thunder Bay Pr
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In this sequel to the first volume of Michigan on Fire, the state's fire story continues through the modern era. Starting in the early 1930s with the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the building of fire towers, it traces the path of destruction at Fletcher Road, Mack Lake, Stephan Bridge, Stockyard, and more. The author's extensive research reveals the causes and consequences of the disastrous fire at Seney that charred over 72,000 acres.

Author Biography

Betty Sodders was born and raised in Ironwood, Michigan, and lives on Sugar Island in the Upper Peninsula with her husband, Bill. A prolific and successful freelance outdoor and travel writer, her work has appeared in Michigan Out-of-Doors, Woods-n-Waters News, Whitetails Unlimited, Woodall's RV Traveler, and many other publications. She is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Michigan on Fire 2 is her sixth book.

Table of Contents

Bringing the Fire Story Out of the Past... Into the Presentp. 1
Fire Towersp. 13
Bog Fires Had a History of Seemingly Burning Foreverp. 23
The Fletcher Road Fire-1968p. 31
Recalling the Fletcher Road Fire
Excerpts From: Horizontal Roll Vertices and Crown Fires
Prescription For Firep. 41
The Seney Fire-1976p. 51
North Country Up In Flames-Seney Fire
Questions...Questions...Always Questions
A Scientific Research Paper Continues the Controversy
National Guard Fires-Camp Graylingp. 83
Has the National Guard Been a Contributing Factor in Fire Situations Near Grayling?
Citizens Speak Out Against the Guard
Coverage of the Mack Lake Fire-1980p. 97
Mack Lake Averages a Major Fire Once Every Twenty Years
Case Study: Mack Lake Fire
Chronology: Mack Lake Fire
Horizontal Roll Vertices and Crown Fires
Escanaba's "Stockyard Fire"-1988p. 117
Escanaba's Stockyard Fire
Air Tanker Vortex Turbulence
Taking a Look at the DNR's Forest Fire Experiment Station-Roscommonp. 125
A Look Backward First
What the Press Has Had to Say About the Station
A Brief Glimpse of their Tanker Handbook
The Stephan Bridge Fire-1990p. 143
Case Study-Stephan Bridge Road Fire
Eyewitness Reports
Special Edition: May 10, 17, 24 and 31 Crawford County Avalanche
The Aftermath
A Look at Michigan's DNR Fire-Equipped Hummersp. 161
Roscommon Equipment Center Evaluates the DNR's Hummer
Conclusionp. 173
Postscript: Where We Are Nowp. 183
Endnotesp. 192
Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 202
About the Authorp. 210
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