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Incident Name:  an Eight Mile Ridge fire, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Date: 7/18/1970
Personnel: Leroy Pennock of Twisp, WA
Age: 53
Agency/Organization: worked for Biles Colman Lumber Company, probably also worked for the Forest Service on this fire
Position: sawyer/firefighter

Summary: On July 18, 1970, Leroy Pennock of Twisp died of a heart attack while fighting fire on Eight Mile Ridge near Winthrop. He was a sawyer for Biles Colman Lumber Company. (from the Methow Valley Memorial brochure)

Print image of the memorial sculpture from the Methow Valley Memorial Dedication Brochure, 2007

Art from the Methow Valley Memorial Brochure, 2007 Art from the Methow Valley Memorial Brochure, 2007

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Eight Mile Ridge fire area near Winthrop, WA, unknown which part of the ridge.
 

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  • Methow Valley Wildland Firefighter Memorial, dedicated Nov 27, 2007: Brochure, front page (690 K pdf)
  • No longer Online Article from omakchronicle.com: Firefighting Memorial Dedication is Nov. 27 in Winthrop
  • Memorial located in Mac Lloyd Park in Winthrop, WA.

    Memorial Location: From Hwy 20 at milepost 191.5, in the town of Winthrop, turn left (west) into the municipal parking lot at the big Red Barn (If anyone knows the lat/lon, please let us know.

Rt 20 at Winthrop, WA

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Contributors to this article: Tom Leuschen, Wildland Firefighter Foundation

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