"Cold Missouri Waters" added to website

Gary's cover of "Cold Missouri Waters" by James Keelaghan (1996) and previously covered by Cry, Cry, Cry (Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky & Dar Williams), The Paul McKenna Band, and others has been added to the Acoustic Apple website.  This song tells the true story of the Mann Gulch wildfire, which occurred on August 5, 1949 in Northern Montana.  15 smokejumpers parachuted into the mountains to fight the fire.  Only the Crew Chief (Wagner "Wag" Dodge, age 33) and 1 other survived the fire.  Dodge was subjected to intense criticism for setting a fire to the tall grass on the mountain to try to destroy some of the fuel for the rapidly advancing fire.  This technique had not been sanctioned by the Forest Service at the time.  Dodge died 5 years later of Hodgkin's disease.  This story-song is told from Dodge's point of view on his death-bed.

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  • capt nat sparrow

    capt nat sparrow

    the american indains used fire very often and on a vastly larger scale than previously reported. now they think the entire continent was selected trees to suit the indians and reduce the risk of fire and control the buffalo.... .. 1491. new revelations of the americas before columbus ... by charles c mann ..... very interesting read......

    the american indains used fire very often and on a vastly larger scale than previously reported. now they think the entire continent was selected trees to suit the indians and reduce the risk of fire and control the buffalo.... .. 1491. new revelations of the americas before columbus ... by charles c mann ..... very interesting read......

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