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Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Clear Creek-Kings Canyon Fire

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 12, 2016
1. Clear Creek-Kings Canyon Fire Marker
Inscription.
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.


 
Erected 1990 by Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators And E Clampus Vitus Of Nevada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 6.899′ N, 119° 51.508′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (U.S. 50). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carson City NV 89701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spooner Summit (approx. 2.1 miles away); Spooner Area
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 12, 2016
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(approx. 3.2 miles away); Eagle Valley (approx. 4.9 miles away); Glenbrook (approx. 5.1 miles away); Carson Trail - Entering Carson Valley (approx. 5.3 miles away); Stewart Indian School (approx. 5˝ miles away); Gardner’s Ranch (approx. 5˝ miles away); Historic Flume and Lumberyard (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
 
Regarding Clear Creek-Kings Canyon Fire. It was 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28 in the year 1926. Fire had broken out at the Jack Smith Ranch at the base of Clear Creek Canyon above Carson City, Nev.


Flames were high, and the fire traveled up the canyon rapidly, getting ever so close to the source of timber for all of the state's mines at Glenbrook. The fire also burned several ranches. Strong winds fanned those flames, and caused the fire to reverse itself and come down Kings Canyon. Again, it reversed itself and raced up Kings Canyon one more.


In its path were five firefighters who were trapped by the flames near the "double barrels turn" on the road to Glenbrook.


Three
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 12, 2016
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of the men died instantly, the other two with intensive burns were transported to the hospital where they later died.
 
Also see . . .  Firefighters killed in 1926 fire to be remembered in ceremony. (Submitted on December 6, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
Categories. Disasters
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 12, 2016
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By Douglass Halvorsen, November 12, 2016
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 6, 2016, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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