‘It’s a fantastic view of it all’; fire tower turns 50

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‘It’s a fantastic view of it all’; fire tower turns 50

42-foot-tall lookout serves as home, early detection system for wildfire activity
Rick Freimuth uses an Osborne Fire Finder in the Benchmark Lookout Tower as his wife, Linda, spins yarn north of Dolores. The lookout tower is 42 feet tall and allows fire observers to track fires and feed that information to firefighters.
Rick Freimuth walks up the 55 steps in the Benchmark Lookout Tower where he and his wife, Linda, have lived for the past three years during fire season north of Dolores.

‘It’s a fantastic view of it all’; fire tower turns 50

Rick Freimuth uses an Osborne Fire Finder in the Benchmark Lookout Tower as his wife, Linda, spins yarn north of Dolores. The lookout tower is 42 feet tall and allows fire observers to track fires and feed that information to firefighters.
Rick Freimuth walks up the 55 steps in the Benchmark Lookout Tower where he and his wife, Linda, have lived for the past three years during fire season north of Dolores.
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