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Eric Willhite
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PostWed Aug 10, 2016 1:23 am 
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Many existing fire lookouts were used during WWII for the Aircraft Warning Service (AWS).  Some AWS sites constructed were in advantageous locatons for fire lookouts and were used after the war for fire.  Here is a great video someone sent me.  It helps to explain why there were so many.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDZa8LH0840

Eyes Aloft - Training Film

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Taking a break from peakbagging to do some lookout bagging.
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PostWed Aug 10, 2016 4:54 am 
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Eric Willhite wrote:
Eyes Aloft

Thanks for that. There should be a monument to those hardy volunteers, men and women, who would even spend the cold Winters at those high lookouts. That's rough volunteering. Thanks.
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PostTue Aug 16, 2016 10:33 pm 
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Excited to watch it.
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