Clear Creek-Kings Canyon Fire Historical

Clear Creek-Kings Canyon Fire Historical (HM1W76)

Location: Carson City, NV 89701 Douglas County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.899', W 119° 51.508'

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At 4:00 Am September 28, 1926, Fire Broke Out At The Jack Smith Ranch, At The Base Of Clear Creek Canyon.winds, Reversed Itself And Came Down Ings Canyon. It Reversed Itself Again And Raced Up Kings Canyon Once More, Trapping 5 Firefighters Near The Double Barrels Turn On The Road To Glenbrook. 3 Of The Men Were Burned On The Spot. The Other 2 Also Suffered Extensive Burns And Were Hospitalized But Died Later.


Those Who Gave Their Lives Were:
George Brown - Prisoner
J. E. Mitchell - Prisoner
Ross E. Morres - V. & T. Rr Gandy Dancer
Arthur Sunday - Forest Ranger
Bryant Whitmore - Prison Guard
Gov. Scrugham Issued Full Pardons For The Prisoners So That They Could Be Buried As Free Men.
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HM NumberHM1W76
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1990
Placed BySierra Front Wildfire Cooperators And E Clampus Vitus Of Nevada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 252860 N 4333427
Decimal Degrees39.11498333, -119.85846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.899', W 119° 51.508'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 53.94" N, 119° 51' 30.48" W
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Area Code(s)775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3725 US-50, Carson City NV 89701, US
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