The Accidental Fire That Sparked a Deliberate Life

A story about Henry David Thoreau that history has forgotten

Jason McBride
Weirdo Poetry
Published in
5 min readSep 21, 2022

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As wildfire season continues here in the Western United States, here is a story about one of our first and greatest guardians of the environment. He also happens to be someone that started a forest fire.

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Jason McBride
Weirdo Poetry

Freelance Writer & Illustrator | Poet & Visual Essayist | Amateur Human | he/him https://weirdopoetry.com/newsletter/