Hallie Daggett’s 95th Year Anniversary
Today is the 95th Anniversary of when Hallie Daggett started working as a Fire Lookout. What’s special about that? She was the first female lookout for the U.S. Forest Service! She had impressed the Assistant Fire Ranger with her detailed knowledge of the area and beat out two male candidates.
One of the most untiring and enthusiastic applicants which I have for the position is Miss Hallie Morse Daggett, a wide-awake woman of 30 years, who knows and has traversed every trail on the Salmon River watershed, and is thoroughly familiar with every foot of the District.
– Mr. M.H. McCarthy, Assistant Fire Ranger
On June 1, 1913, she started work. She was stationed in GeekHiker‘s great state of California at Klamath Peak in the Siskiyou Mountains. She held the position for 15 years and reported 40 fires.
So Hallie Daggett– You go, girl!