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Incident Name:  unknown fire believed to be on Eightmile Ridge, Winthrop Ranger District, Chelan National Forest
Date:  8/27/1934
Personnel: Russell Blakely
Age:  27
Agency/Organization:
Position: firefighter

Summary: On August 27, 1934 Russell Blakely was fighting a fire believed to be in the Eightmile area when he was struck by a rolling rock. He died from his injuries.
(From the Methow Valley Wildland Firefighter Memorial Brochure, 2007.)

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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Believed to be Eightmile area; Eightmile Ridge is marked below.

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  • Washington Death Certificate

    Name: Russel Blakely

    Event Date: 27 Aug 1934

    Event Place: Winthrop, Okanogan, Washington

    Gender: Male

    Race (Original):

    Age (Formatted): 27 years 2 months 14 days

    Birth Year (Estimated): 1907

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  • Theysaid: 9/14/06, raising money for the memorial

 

 

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Rt 20 at Winthrop, WA

 

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Contributors to this article: Tom Leuschen, Wildland Firefighter Foundation, John Miller

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