Forest of Minnesota map from the First Annual Report of the Chief Fire Warden, November, 1895.
During logging operation in the 1800s and early 1900s, slash piles of limbs and small logs dotted the landscape.
Largest white pine cut in Minnesota happened in 1906. Stump diameter was equal to 76 inches and was aged at 420 years.
June 1910 letter from Forestry Commissioner C.C. Andrews releasing fire wardens and firefighters because funds were exhausted.
The Oct 7, 1910, Baudette-Spooner Fire triggered the development of the Minnesota Forest Service.
Sandy Lake Cabin in District #2 in Moose Lake with foresters Evens, Anderson, Herman Pittman, and E.V. Gafvert. District cabins served as partrolman headquarters, equipment storage, and a station of service telephones.
Miss Johnson in front of the Jasper Lake lookout station. She was the first female lookout in Minnesota.
Minnesota Department of Conservation 1928 Model A, an early fire fighting unit.
Minnesota Forest Service State Fair Display. From the first days of the Minnesota Forest Service, camping was part of the job.
1942 school tree planting in celebration of Arbor Day.