• Creator
  • Wright, George E.
  • Created Date
  • 1911
  • Description
  • Wright, a member of the Mountaineers, initially addressed his letter draft to Secretary of the Interior, Walter L. Fisher, but later redirected it to Secretary of Agriculture, James Wilson. In the letter Wright proposes building a trail to connect the Elwah Valley trail and the Quinault trail. Worried about possible fire hazards, he emphasizes that "This connected trail would make a trunk trail through the center of the range from which all th... more
    Wright, a member of the Mountaineers, initially addressed his letter draft to Secretary of the Interior, Walter L. Fisher, but later redirected it to Secretary of Agriculture, James Wilson. In the letter Wright proposes building a trail to connect the Elwah Valley trail and the Quinault trail. Worried about possible fire hazards, he emphasizes that "This connected trail would make a trunk trail through the center of the range from which all the side canyons could be reached and would make it possible for rangers to patrol this region much easier than at present. The timber in this part of the range has so far escaped the ravages of fire but the character of the country is such that if a fire gets a good start it could destroy the timber over a large area." The Mountaineers initially opened the Elwah Valley trail in 1907. They were planning a return trip to the Olympics in 1913 and were seeking government assistance to expand the system of trails within the forest. less
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    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2012