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Monday, August 14, 2006

My Trip to the CDF Library


Last week, August 8 through 10, I was at a workshop on hazardous materials handling safety (long story). The workshop was held in the library of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention in the picturesque town of Ione, California. The town's landscape is dominated by the imposing hilltop silhouette of the abandoned Preston Castle, former home of the Preston School of Industry for wayward children. In the library, I spent my breaks trolling the shelves. All kinds of interesting books populated the shelves, from California Lands: Ownership, Use, and Management (Dana and Krueger) to The Effects of Atomic Weapons (U.S. DOE), Community Relations and Riot Prevention (R. M. Momboisse) and Christian Firefighting. Of all the library's interesting features, the most picturesque was this anti-loitering sign outside the door. --MSP

2 Comments:

Blogger Dan Wilson said...

Christian Firefighting???

The mind boggles

6:07 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

i am actually writing a book on vernacular american christianity, and if you can provide an ispn, it will be helpful...

thanks
ase

6:06 AM  

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