A Fittin' Tribute

A Fittin' Tribute (HM25KS)

Location: , OR 97413 Deschutes County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 15.638', W 121° 48.093'

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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. 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.

From the observatory, you may catch a glimpse of Dee Wright's spirit, for scattered among the Cascade peaks lie his ashes. They rest nestled in the dreams of mountains and the promises of the future.
HM NumberHM25KS
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Date Added Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 595663 N 4901519
Decimal Degrees44.26063333, -121.80155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 15.638', W 121° 48.093'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 15' 38.28" N, 121° 48' 5.5800000000002" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near OR-242, OR 97413, US
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