From June 1 to October 29, 1868, a drought desiccates the Pacific Northwest. Forest fires rage from British Columbia through Washington, Oregon, and California. Sailing ships report smoke more than 1,000 miles offshore.
J[ames] Willis Sayre, This City of Ours (Seattle: J. W. Sayre, 1936), 71; Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Yesterday, Today - Tomorrow Section, November 7, 1926, p. C-5.
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