Written by Martin S. Nowak Wednesday, 03 January 2007 17:00
The year 1910 was the driest on record in northern Idaho and western Montana. By spring, thousands of small fires were already burning in the densely forested hills and valleys of the region. On August 20 gale force winds fanned the flames into one huge holocaust which threatened to destroy dozens of towns in the area. Every able bodied man was drafted by U.S. Forest Service rangers to fight the fire to save lives and property. One of the rangers was Edward C. Pulaski.