Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Betty Vanderwielen

Sale ends with both sides satisfied

The Seeley Lake Timber Sale 1907-1910


November 26, 2020

Pathfinder file photo

Continuing the Forest Service directive to educate the public, this 2007 Pathfinder photo shows now retired Seeley Lake District Ranger Tim Love providing information about the fire history of the area on a tour of the aftermath of the Jocko Lakes fire.

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the Big Blackfoot Timber Sale of 1907-1910. Historian and member of the Camp Paxson Preservation Board Gary Williams has been researching that sale. The Seeley Swan Pathfinder will be bringing some of the interesting bits of information he has discovered about logging in the Seeley Lake area and also about the fledgling U.S. Forest Service.

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