Return of the ‘The Big Burn’

DetailsI reviewed Timothy Egan’s book The Big Burn back in November, so it was pretty cool to visit the Bitterroot Mountains yet again in today’s Free Press article How a Devastating Fire Helped Rebuild a Nation. Link over to visit the three million acres in Montana and Idaho that were decimated in the biggest fire recorded in American history one hundred years ago. You can catch my Big Burn review from last year by clicking on NLR.

For those of you who love armchair travel, try following the authors of this article as they travel across America. You can find father and son team David and Benjamin Crumm at their site Read The Spirit as well as their American Journey posts on

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-Post by Megan Shaffer

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