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Post Point Fire Memorial
The Post Point memorial reads: Post Point -- Blackwater Fire -- August 20-24, 1937 Here, on the afternoon of August 21, 1937, thirty seven enrollees of CCC company 1811 in charge of Ranger Post and Jr. Forester Tyrell, with seven Bureau of Public Roads employees including Foreman Cooper and Fire Cooperator Sullivan in charge, took refuge from the fire. Five men attempted to escape through the fire and four of them - Lea, Allen, Seelke, and Sherry, perished. Ranger Post and all of the forty who remained with him received burns of varying severity and three of these - Jr. Forester Tyrell and enrollees Whitlock and Garza died later.

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on Jul 19, 2009 12:20 am

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