|Some of the remains in 1941 www.wikipedia.org|
Fires started again during the next dry season, and some say it was 1951 before every hot spot was extinguished, others disagree.
Ash that fell from the fire was experienced by ships 500 miles out a sea. The damage caused an amount of timber which was valued at 442 million dollars - 1933 dollars! This occurred during The Great Depression and caused not only the money value but the jobs it would have created. The land eventually was foreclosed and owned by the state, it was re-forested in 1948 and in turn The Tillamook State Forest was created. Lets take a look at what the area looks like now.
|A road through the State Forest www.wikipedia.org|
|Tillamook Bay, the forest grows right down to the shore in places. www.wikipedia.org - click|