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August 15, 1915: Akron Water System Begins Operation; 1922: National Coast Anti Pollution League

August 15, 1915: Akron Water System Begins Operation. “A century ago, Akron was a very unhealthy community. In 1915, 126 people came down with typhoid fever — with 25 deaths. 772 more words


"Everything has a time of being - a birth, a life span, and a death"*...

In 2014, the United States ranked 41st in the world in life expectancy, with an average American expected to live to age 78. But, like most averages, that doesn’t paint the whole picture.

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Collaboration, Inclusivity, and Resilience: Three Birthday Wishes for the Forest Service’s Second Century

July 1 marks the anniversary of the U.S. Forest Service’s establishment of the National Forest System in 1907—the day the “federal forest reserves” were renamed “national forests.” Historian Char Miller wants to share his birthday wishes for them. 1,834 more words

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Jim Schmid's Trail Quote of the Day #485 - Feb 9, 2017

There are many great interests on the national forests which sometimes conflict a little. They must all be made to fit into one another so that the machine runs smoothly as a whole. 123 more words

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President bans Christmas tree from White House!

(First published in 2008, this blog posted was updated in 2012 and, after finding the letters to his sisters on the Theodore Roosevelt Center’s website, again in 2016.) 1,867 more words

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Jim Schmid's Trail Quote of the Day #385 - Nov 1, 2016

There are just two things that matter on this earth—people and natural resources.

—GIFFORD PINCHOT, first Chief of the US Forest Service, (1905-10), 1865–1946

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The Gift of the Pisgah National Forest

On October 17, 1916, the Pisgah National Forest was the first national forest established under the Weeks Act of 1911. Written by FHS historian Jamie Lewis, this post was originally published in the online version of the  853 more words

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