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Remembering The Mann Gulch Fire of 1949

As investigators try to determine what happened to the nineteen firefighters who died this past weekend near Yarnell, Arizona, we remember the Mann Gulch canyon wall fire of 1949.  Smokejumper Bob Sallee is now the lone survivor of that fire, which burned 4,500 acres in Montana. Also in this show: Christine Byl spent more than ten years clearing trails and building rock walls as a seasonal worker in Glacier National and Denali National Parks. She talks with Phoebe Judge about her new book, Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods. 

Music

"Veins of Coal" by Horse Flies; "Cold Missouri Waters" by James Keelaghan; "Blue Eyes" by Mika; "Shadows Where the Magic Was" by James Hand.

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