Inspirations from the Forest photos

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Nathan Jackson, member of the Chilkoot Tlingit tribe from Alaska and recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, was one of the artists featured at the 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and in the traveling exhibition. In October 2006, he demonstrated his woodcarving skills at the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival in Leavenworth, Washington. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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The traveling exhibition, Inspirations from the Forest, traveled to 67 different venues in 35 states and the District of Columbia. In mid-July 2006, it was part of the North Dakota Forest Service’s Centennial Celebration in Bottineau, North Dakota. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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The traveling exhibition, Inspirations from the Forest, traveled to 67 different venues in 35 states and the District of Columbia. In June 2006, it was on display at the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center, part of the Monongahela National Forest, in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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For Teresa Trulock from Wyoming, the history of the U.S. Forest Service has come to life in her centennial quilt. “Every inch of it tells a story about the pride of people working for the Forest Service,” she explained. Each of the twelve large blocks of the quilt, a combination of historic and new patterns, represents a different aspect of the agency's achievements. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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The quilt designed by Teresa Trulock of Wyoming tells many different stories about the U.S. Forest Service on the occasion of its centennial in 2005. This section of the quilt is entitled “people to people.” Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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The quilt designed by Teresa Trulock of Wyoming tells many different stories about the U.S. Forest Service on the occasion of its centennial in 2005. This detail shows the section devoted to cultural heritage. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. 

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The quilt designed by Teresa Trulock of Wyoming tells many different stories about the U.S. Forest Service on the occasion of its centennial in 2005. This detail shows the section devoted to fire management and includes an iconic image of Smokey Bear. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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The quilt designed by Teresa Trulock of Wyoming tells many different stories about the U.S. Forest Service on the occasion of its centennial in 2005. This detail shows the section devoted to range management. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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The quilt designed by Teresa Trulock of Wyoming tells many different stories about the U.S. Forest Service on the occasion of its centennial in 2005. This detail shows the section devoted to timber management. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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The quilt designed by Teresa Trulock of Wyoming tells many different stories about the U.S. Forest Service on the occasion of its centennial in 2005. This detail shows the section devoted to soil, water, and air. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

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The quilt designed by Teresa Trulock of Wyoming tells many different stories about the U.S. Forest Service on the occasion of its centennial in 2005. This detail shows the section devoted to fish and wildlife. “I have tried to include the varied wildlife that you might see if you were sitting by a stream and picnicking,” Teresa explained. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.