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Fire Memorial Trail Professional Review and Guide
"An enjoyable day hike through a 55-year-old forest fire scar; a moving memorial to firefighters who lost their lives at their work.Between August 20 and August 24, 1937, an intense fire consumed much more than the 1,254 acres of forest it blackened. A sudden gale-force wind on August 21 whipped the fire into a roaring inferno. Fifteen men died and 39 more were injured as the blaze raced up the mountainside on which they were working. A stone and brass memorial now stands high on the northern slopes of 10,219-foot Clayton Mountain to honor those men."
--Lee Mercer & Ralph Maughan, Hiking Wyoming's Teton & Washakie Wildness Areas (Falcon Guides).
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