Incident Name: Grizzly Creek Fire near Nevada City, CA
Personnel: William Mattison of Los Angeles
Agency/Organization: Civilian Conservation Corps
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.
Nevada City, CA
- 1930 Census Record (presumed): William L Mattison
- Census Oakland, Alameda, CA; no death record
- 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.
- History and contributions of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Forest Service Region 5, California
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