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Payson in Gila County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mogollon Rim Country Firefighters Memorial

 
 
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August 14, 2010
1. Mogollon Rim Country Firefighters Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated
to
Firefighters
who made the
Ultimate Sacrifice
to protect our magnificent
Mogollon Rim Country

Date - Fire Name - Victim's Name - Remarks
6/15/61 - Roberts - Chuck Cochane - Pilot TBM Air Tanker
6/21/61 - Hatchery - Constantine (Corky) Kodz* - Forest Service Employee Aircraft Crash
6/21/61 - Hatchery - Arthur Goodnow* - Pilot Aircraft Crash
7/10/89 - Horton - Ernie Cachini - Zuni Crew Struck by Lightning
6/26/90 - Dude - Sandra J. Bachman - Perryville Crew Burned Over
6/26/90 - Dude - James E. Ellis - Perryville Crew Burned Over
6/26/90 - Dude - Joseph L. Chacon - Perryville Crew Burned Over
6/26/90 - Dude - Alex C. Contreras - Perryville Crew Burned Over
6/26/90 - Dude - James L. Denny - Perryville Crew Burned Over
6/26/90 - Dude - Curtis E. Springfield - Perryville Crew Burned Over

*Kodz and Goodnow perished together when their aircraft was struck by another aircraft.
 
Erected by City of Payson.
 
Location. 34° 13.936′ N, 111° 20.66′ W. Marker is in Payson, Arizona, in Gila County. Marker can be reached from South Green Valley Parkway half a mile north
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August 14, 2010
2. Mogollon Rim Country Firefighters Memorial
of Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Green Valley Park and is visible from the parking lot immediately north of the museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 South Green Valley Parkway, Payson AZ 85541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zane Grey's Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Ranger Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Rock Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Mail Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of the Herron Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ox Bow Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shoofly Village Ruin (approx. 5.3 miles away); These Trees Planted in Memory of the Firefighters Who Died in the Dude Fire June 26, 1990 (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Payson.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Mogollon Rim Country Firefighters Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 5, 2013
3. Mogollon Rim Country Firefighters Memorial
Mogollon Rim Country Firefighters Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 5, 2013
4. Mogollon Rim Country Firefighters Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,224 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2013. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2010.   3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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