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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.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured 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
Pepper Hill Fire of 1938 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 23, 2016
2. Pepper Hill Fire of 1938 Marker
(approx. 8.3 miles away); Sinnemahoning Path (approx. 10.3 miles away); Allegheny Portage (approx. 13.3 miles away); Cameron County (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Pepper Hill Fire 70 Years Later. (Submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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