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Incident Name:  Canyon Creek Fire
Date:  8/14/1931
Personnel:  Vernon Leonard Creson
Age:  34
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.

 

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Photo of Vernon's marker in the Weaverville Cemetary, by Ken Hallock

Vernon Leonard Creson, Weaverville CA Cemetery Vernon Leonard Creson, Weaverville CA Cemetery

 

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  • Scout project targets cemetery

    Trinity Journal: Online Article (No longer online.)

    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...

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Contributors to this article: John E Hunter, FWS & Ken Hallock, photographer.

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