A Fittin’ Tribute
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 15.641 W 121° 48.093
10T E 595663 N 4901525
A tribute to Dee Wright. One of four signs at Dee Wright Observatory.
Waymark Code: WM4QJT
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 09/20/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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This sign is located at the west base of Dee Wright Observatory.

Marker Name: A Fittin’ Tribute
Marker Text: When Dee Wright began work in 1910, he did not know where 24 years in the Forest Service would take him. Packing supplies for fire camps, work crews and lookouts; locating part of the Pacific Crest trail; and stories around the campfire all found a place in his work life. (br)In 1933, as Civilian Conservation Corps foreman, Dee began installation of a viewfinder amid the jagged lava fields atop McKenzie Pass. His death in the spring of 1934 prompted the observatory to be named as a memorial to Dee and the 24 years he devoted to the Forest Service.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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