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Incident Name:  Grizzly Creek Fire near Nevada City, CA
Date: 8/13/34
Personnel: William Mattison of Los Angeles
Age: 21
Agency/Organization:  Civilian Conservation Corps
Position: firefighter

Summary: William Mattison, a CCC "Boy" -- really a young man -- died fighting a fire near Nevada City, CA. He was struck by a falling tree and perished. Two other CCC firefighters died when struck by a tree in Idaho around the same time and a month later another CCC worker died -- also in Idaho.

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Nevada City, CA

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  • 1930 Census Record (presumed): William L Mattison
  • Census Oakland, Alameda, CA; no death record
LODD - CCC firefighter: William Mattison LODD - CCC firefighter: William Mattison
LODD - CCC firefighter: William Mattison LODD - CCC firefighter: William Mattison
  • Possibly this Lessons Learned Center Record. Nevada City is approximately 45 miles SE of Grizzly Creek CA locations near Portola CA and near the Nevada state border, slightly NE of Reno on the Plumas National Forest.

LODD - possibly CCC firefighter: William Mattison LODD - possibly CCC firefighter: William Mattison

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