The Mann Gulch

The Mann Gulch Fire

Back in 1949, near Helena Montana, thirteen smokejumpers died when the winds changed on The Mann Gulch fire and trapped them on the mountain.

I first heard this story when I was in Business school at Montana State where they taught us how to avoid the communication problems that went wrong that day.

I later learned that the man who wrote A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean, wrote a book about this story as well. The book is called Young Men and Fire and you can check it out HERE.

I wrote this song after being inspired by that book and I recommend it to lots of people. If you’re interested in the origin of this song, see the video I released a long time ago, below.

For more information on The Mann Gulch fire click here.

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