Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Musings-Fires and Smoke

It is a great day for us who are on oxygen 24/7. I cannot even see out of the window this morning because it is so smokey outside from all of the Washington fires. It looks like I will be staying inside all day today.

Fortunately, we have never repeated the great fries of 1910. I have read various accounts over the years about that great tragedy, and I cannot imagine the feelings of utter horror and helplessness that those early day Valley residents must gave been feeling. Here are a few photos from that era from the University of Idaho Digital Library.

CA Hardware ruins after the fire.
Samuel's Hotel

Let us be thankful that this has not happened to our beloved Wallace since then, and pray that it never wll again,

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