Died in the Line of Duty
Dedicated to the men trapped in Shoshone Forest
Fire August 21, 1937
Died in the line of duty
James A Saban · Paul E. Tyrrell
Clyde Allen · Mack T. Mayabb · Roy Bevens · George R. Rodgers · Ambrocio Garza · Earnest R. Seelke · John B Gerdes · Rubin D. Sherry · Will C. Griffith · William H. Whitlock
Burned in the line of duty
Timareo Almager · Raymond Prazak · William G. Barnes · Oliver Randle · Woodrow Duty · Lee Roy Reed · Hubert Ferris · David Rodriguez · Lewis Garcia · Julius Rodriguez · Juan Gomez · Andon Sanchez · Amos Hefner · Alcario Serros · Johnnie Levine · Henry Spomer · Weldon Mackey · James T. Sullivan · William O. Mueller · David Thompson · Alton J. Murray · James Touchstone · James Ottmer · Vincente Valle · Herman P. Patzke · Johnnie Wisnesky · Jose Perez · Charlie Wheelus · John D. Phillips · Havel Zaskoda · Henry Poehls · Joe Zavala
Erected September 1937
Company 1811 C.C.C. Camp F-35-W
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Horticulture & Forestry. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) 🏞️ series list.
Location. 44° 10.207′ N, 107° 12.762′ W. Marker is in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, in Washakie County. Marker is on U.S. 16, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ten Sleep WY 82442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Company 841 (a few steps from this marker); Fire Lookouts (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tensleep Canyon (approx. 6.9 miles away); Leigh Creek Monument (approx. 6.9 miles away); Bighorn National Forest (approx. 7.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. 1937 08/21 WY 15-Fatality Blackwater CCC (WLFAlwaysRemember.org). (Submitted on July 21, 2020.)
2. Blackwater Fire of 1937 (Wikipedia). "On August 18, 1937, a lightning strike started the Blackwater Fire in Shoshone National Forest, approximately 35 miles (56 km) west of Cody, Wyoming, United States. Fifteen firefighters were killed by the forest fire when a dry weather front caused the winds to suddenly increase and change direction. The fire quickly spread into dense forest, creating spot fires that trapped some of the firefighters in a firestorm. Nine firefighters died during the fire and six more died shortly thereafter from severe burns and respiratory complications. Another 38 firefighters were injured. The fire killed more professional wildland firefighters in the U.S. than any other in the 103 years between the Great Fire of 1910 and the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013." (Submitted on July 21, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.