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Santa Ysabel in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

In Honor of the Men Who Lost Their Lives Fighting the Inaja Forest Fire on November 25, 1956

 
 
The Inaja Firefighters Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Johnson, August 4, 2010
1. The Inaja Firefighters Memorial Marker
Inscription.  In honor of the men who lost their lives fighting the Inaja Forest Fire on November 25, 1956
Anderson, Albert W.
Daniels, Miles F.
Fallin, William D.
Garcia, George R.
Hamilton, Virgil L.
Lingo, Carlton R.
Maxwell, Forrest
O'Hara, Joseph P.
Shepherd, Lonnie L.
Tibbetts, Joseph A.
Wehring, LeRoy

 
Erected by Men of the San Diego County Honor Camps.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 33° 5.927′ N, 116° 39.911′ W. Marker is in Santa Ysabel, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on California Route 78 1.1 miles from California Route 79, on the right. This marker is approximatly 5.5 miles west of Julian California. The approach to the monument is well signed. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Ysabel CA 92070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Ysabel Asistencia Site (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery
The Inaja Fire Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Johnson, August 4, 2010
2. The Inaja Fire Memorial Marker
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Bailey House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Julian Pioneer Museum (approx. 3.9 miles away); Honoring Black Pioneers of Julian (approx. 3.9 miles away); Jacoby Building (approx. 3.9 miles away); Julian (approx. 3.9 miles away); Santa Ysabel School (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. San Diego Union-Tribune 50 Year Anniversary Article on the Inaja Fire. This article discusses how the fatalities during the Inaja Fire drove creation of the "Ten Standing Firefighting Orders." These orders have been in the bedrock of the wildland firefighting culture since this fire. (Submitted on August 12, 2010.) 

2. Cleveland National Forest Inaja Memorial Trail Web Page. (Submitted on August 12, 2010.)
 
The picnic ramada erected by the Cleveland National Forest image. Click for full size.
By Richard Johnson, August 4, 2010
3. The picnic ramada erected by the Cleveland National Forest
J. Simmons and M. Pepion at the picnic ramada erected by the Cleveland National Forest. There is ample parking nearby. There is also a trail with interpretive information.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2010. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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