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Near Sinnemahoning in Cameron County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pepper Hill Fire of 1938

 
 
Pepper Hill Fire of 1938 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 23, 2016
1. Pepper Hill Fire of 1938 Marker
Inscription.  Seven teenage Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees and a forestry foreman lost their lives attempting to extinguish a 134-acre wildfire here. The crew had insufficient experience and training and were exhausted from fighting a previous fire. The Wildfire Lessons Learned Center incorporated these tragic events into a case study for training firefighters nationwide. The ongoing training has saved many lives.
 
Erected 2016 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersEducation. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 21.223′ N, 78° 3.985′ W. Marker is near Sinnemahoning, Pennsylvania, in Cameron County. Marker is on 1st Fork Road (Pennsylvania Route 872) 3 miles north of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 120), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sinnamahoning PA 15861, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. "The Bucktails" (approx. 3.7 miles away); Bucktails Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away); Tom Mix (approx. 6.4 miles away); Simeon & Susannah Pfoutz (approx. 7.2 miles away); Leidy Natural Gas Boom (approx. 8.3 miles away); Sinnemahoning Path (approx. 10.3 miles away); Allegheny Portage (approx. 13.3 miles away); Railroads (approx. 13˝ miles away).
 
Pepper Hill Fire of 1938 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, November 23, 2016
2. Pepper Hill Fire of 1938 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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