Idaho History June 12, 2016

Idaho Backcountry Fire Lookouts

from Jim McCoy’s family photos

“My folks [Myron and Aloha McCoy] were on lookouts back when Dan LeVan was the Ranger.”

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Bonus photos

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Dan LeVan on Elk Summit

Dan LeVan was the Ranger long before Earl [Dodds].

“When I was a little kid, Dan LeVan was then retired and did a fair bit of traveling and would send the folks picture postcards from different places. I remember he most always addressed them to me which my dad got a kick out of. If memory serves, Dan usually signed off with “from the old man of the mountains”. I always thought they were great.” – JMc

[Many thanks to Jim McCoy for sharing his family photos.]
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page updated Nov 12, 2018