Circa 1973, uncredited photo

The photos below are courtesy of the Ketchum Family. Dick Ketchum was the first ranger stationed here.
Dick Ketchum circa 1940 Ranger Ketchum at the base of the Tower
Mrs Ketchum - This was as far as she
would go being afraid of heights!
The earliest existing
picture of the fire tower
"Certainly, one option should always be, what happens if we just let it alone and let it resort to its fully natural state? A forest left alone and allowed over time to become something approximating what was here before settlement is the best of all possible worlds." - Bob Irwin, Conservation Director, World Wildlife Fund
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