Smokey The Choom : “Only Taxes Can Prevent Forest Fires”

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OCTOBER 7, 1825
The Miramichi Fire – Maine & NB
3 million acres burned and 160 people killed.
1845
The Great Fire – Oregon
1.5 million acres burned
1853
The Yaquina Fire – Oregon
450,000 acres burned
1865
The Silverton Fire – Oregon
1 million acres burned
1868
The Coos Fire – Oregon
300,000 acres burned
SEPTEMBER 1, 1894
Hinckley Fire – Minnesota
160,000 acres burned, destroys the town of Hinkley, Minnesota, and killed 418 persons.
FEBRUARY 16 – 17, 1898
A Series Of Wildfires – South Carolina
up to 3,000,000 acres of forest land were charred.
AUGUST 20 – 21, 1910
The Big Blowup – Idaho and Montana
Over 3 million acres burned
OCTOBER 12, 1918
Cloquet – Minnesota
Over 1.2 million acres burned
http://www.nps.gov/fire/utility/uti_tl_largefirestext.cfm

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4 Responses to Smokey The Choom : “Only Taxes Can Prevent Forest Fires”

  1. Jason Calley says:

    And don’t forget the Great Peshtigo Fire of 1871. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peshtigo_Fire
    1.2 million acres and perhaps as many as 2,500 killed.

  2. gator69 says:

    Smokey Bear…

  3. kbray in california says:

    Would you buy a used car from this dope ?

    “In Godbama we Trust”

  4. Extra cigarette taxes might prevent a few fires, for smokers in forests anyway.

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