Incident Name: Canyon Creek Fire
Personnel: Vernon Leonard Creson
Agency/Organization: recruited by the US Forest Service
Position: miner, probably a pickup firefighter
Summary: On August 14, 1031, the miner and World War I veteran Vernon Creson died while fighting a fire on Canyon Creek, in what is now the Junction City, CA area.
Photo of Vernon's marker in the Weaverville Cemetary, by Ken Hallock
- Scout project targets cemetery
In 1931, a miner and World War I veteran named Vernon Creson died helping to fight a fire in Junction City. He was memorialized with a headstone and cedar plaque in the Weaverville Cemetery...
More at the link with photo of new marker, Boy Scout project...
Contributors to this article: John E Hunter, FWS & Ken Hallock, photographer.
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