|Bolan Lake from the Bolan Peak Lookout-1934|
The photos are an excellent representation of historic forest conditions and patterns in the early part of the 20th century. The photos can be used to not only document and analyze historic conditions, but can also be used to contrast historic conditions from those that exist today. The photos document the influence of fire on the landscape in an era when fire suppression in the Siskiyou Mountains was still fairly ineffective, and landscape change associated with fire suppression was not nearly as evident as it is today. The photos also document the impact of industrial forest management, road building and clear-cut logging, that although mostly non-existant in the 1930s, is very evident today. The photos represent historic conditions across the Siskiyou Crest region in the 1930s.
|Applegate foothills from the old Stein Butte Lookout-1934|
|Looking southeast into the Siskiyou Wilderness from the old Sanger Peak Lookout-1934|
|View from the old Whisky Peak Lookout-1933|
|The Red Buttes Wilderness from the old Windy Peak Lookout-1934|