The Resource George Washington National Forest collection

George Washington National Forest collection

Label
George Washington National Forest collection, 1917-1994
Title
George Washington National Forest collection
Inclusive dates
1917-1994
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection consists of file materials, most of which relate to the Dry River District of the George Washington National Forest (Va. and W. Va.) which currently incorporates 227,000 acres on both sides of Shenandoah Mountain (north) and Lookout Mountain (south). Topics covered include forest arson and general fire-fighting activities undertaken by employees of Shenandoah National Forest, now known as the George Washington National Forest. There are also some items relevant to recreational and historical topics
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Biographical or historical data
George Washington National Forest (1932- ); Shenandoah National Forest (1917-1932); Massanutten National Forest (1912-1917)
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
George Washington National Forest collection
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/dryriver.aspx
Note
Also known as the U.S. Forest Service, George Washington National Forest, Dry River District collection; the GW National Forest Dry River District collection; the George Washington National Forest, Dry River District collection
Arrangement
Box 1: Folder 1. Recreation, 1917-1934; Folder 2: Camp Todd, 1932-1968; Folder 3. Fire reports, 1917-1919; Folder 4. High Knob Fire Tower, 1946-1994. Folder 5. Fire warden system, 1922-1957, incl. publication on "Pocket guide for fire suppression" (1961); Folder 6. Fire tower specifications, 1917-1990; Folder 7. Civilian Conservation Corp photos. Oversize Box: 12 maps (Massanutten National Forest, Shenandoah National Forest/George Washington National Forest) and U.S. Forest Service publication, "Standard lookout structure plans"
Control code
43757900
Cumulative index finding aids
See web link for Finding Aid.
Extent
1 Hollinger box ; and 12 maps (Oversize)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections librarian
Ownership
  • Donated Feb. 1998 by District Ranger Stephen Parsons.
  • Compiled by Chris Bolgiano, March 1998.

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