Near Wolf Creek in Lewis and Clark County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Mann Gulch Fire
This marker is dedicated to the thirteen men who died in the Mann Gulch Fire.
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
Location. 47° 1.2′ N, 112° 0.604′ W. Marker is near Wolf Creek, Montana, in Lewis and Clark County. Marker is on Craig Frontage Road near Beartooth Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wolf Creek MT 59648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old U.S. Highway 91 (here, next to this marker); Remembering Governor Forrest H. Anderson (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Dearborn – Ancient Interstate Highway (approx. 8.8 miles away); "Cliffs High and Steep" (approx. 9.2 miles away); Michael John MacKinnon (approx. 9.2 miles away); Dearborn's River (approx. 9.2 miles away); Continuing the Journey (approx. 9.2 miles away); Bighorned Animals (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wolf Creek.
Regarding The Mann Gulch Fire.
Also see . . .
1. Remembering Mann Gulch. The same plane, that dropped those smokejumpers over the Mann Gulch Fire, 70 years ago today, continues to fly on. Her mission now, as "Miss Montana", is helping others remember the 13 lives lost on that tragic day. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Mann Gulch Fire, 1949 -- Forest History Society. To escape the advancing fire, now less than 100 yards away, crew foreman R. Wagner "Wag" Dodge ordered the men to drop their equipment and run back up the steep, rocky hillside. As the men retreated, Dodge stopped to set a small escape fire, creating a burned-over area that the fire would bypass. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Categories. • Disasters • Natural Features •
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.