North Carolina shares state forestry history through photo collection

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

North Carolina has spent years assembling a photo collection about the history of forestry in the state that spans from 1923 to 1944. The historic photographs were tucked away in a box in a dilapidated warehouse in Clayton, North Carolina, until they were retrieved in the 1970s. The staff at the Forest History Society has since processed about 500 photographs from the collection. The photographs featured various aspects of forestry in North Carolina, such as lookout towers, fire control (both fire lines and controlled burns), exhibits, groups and gatherings, machinery, roads, and signs. A portion of those images may be found in a new photo gallery.