Cornell University Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, CUA_20-1-560_B7_001
A postcard promoting forest fire prevention from the Empire State Forest Products Association to members of the New York State Forestry Association, 20th c.
What is the purpose of this postcard?
When do you think it might have been created? Why do you think so?
What is a forest product?
Why would companies who create forest products want to prevent forest fires?
When and why was the Empire State Forest Products Association founded? What was its original name? What types of people and companies joined the association?
English Language Arts: Write a newspaper article as if it were the year 1900 that describes safety precautions one must take to prevent forest fires.
Art: Create your own postcard to encourage people to prevent forest fires.
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