Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Photo: Fighting Wildfires

Montana Historical Society Photograph Archives, PAc 2003-47.25
Humans aren't the only ones working to contain wildfires. These pack mules from the U.S. Forest Service Remount Station carried tools and food to men on the Forest Service fire lines. They got a well-deserved meal at the Swamp Creek Base Fire Camp in this July 19, 1938, photo. The photo's caption reads: "CCC [Civilian Conservation Corps] enrollees from Co.'s 297, 591, 952-956, 1962, and 1998 spent a tough week here."

P.S. Remember this hard-working (and loyal) animal?

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