Oh, So Close

A Forest Fire Almost Gets Away

By Laura McAnulty

In the spring of 1939 my young and eager husband, Rex McAnulty, bought two lumber trucks on the strength of a contract to haul green lumber from a small family sawmill in the hills north of Mountain Home down to town some fifty miles away.

Like us, the sawmill owners were trying to pull themselves out of the Great Depression by their own bootstraps.

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Laura McAnulty

About Laura McAnulty

Laura McAnulty is a ninety-seven-year-old native Idahoan. Born in Blanche, nine miles north of Bliss, she was graduated from the Bliss High School, married a Glenns Ferry man and lived there for nine years before moving to Hagerman, and later to Wendell, where she now resides. She has written “a few articles” as well as her life story.

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