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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

"Hire Everybody You Can Find"

  • Aired: 02/03/2015
  • 01:45
  • Rating: NR
In the summer of 1910, the Forest Service had less than 500 rangers nationwide. With hundreds of fires already burning, the organization set out to hire more men; in some instances, they even let out felons from local jails to help battle the blazes. "The Big Burn" premieres February 3 on PBS American Experience
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In 1910 the U.S. Forest Service was desperately understaffed. Premieres Feb. 3 on PBS.
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