The Big Ed Pulaski Story - Begin the exhibit by tapping on the "Start Exhibit" hypertext at the top of this page.
"Mr. Pulaski, who is about forty years of age, is a man of most excellent judgement, conservative, thoroughly acquainted with the Region, having prospected throughout the burned area during the last 25 years, and is considered by the old timers in the region as one of the best and safest men that could have been placed in charge of a crew of men in the hills. Mr. Pulaski was in charge of 150 men distributed over a distance of several miles along the divide between Big Creek of the Coeur d' Alene River and Big Creek of the St. Joe River." When the Mountains Roared - Elers Koch.
Big Ed Pulaski is beyond a doubt one of the authentic heros of the cataclysmic events that took place August 20 & 21, 1910. It has been said of Ed Pulaski that he was in actuality a self-effacing and humble man. He was a man who enjoyed working with his hands, the rigors of being a forest ranger, and was totally dedicated to his profession. He was the inventor of the pulaski fire fighting tool for the Forest Service; it is named after him & still used today. He was commonly known as "Big Ed" in reference to his large physical stature.
This exhibit follows Ranger Pulaski's story and escape path chronologically over the harrowing and tragic events of August 19, 20, & 21, 1910. It concludes with Ranger Pulaski's further career in the Forest Service and invention of the pulaski tool.
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