Sixty years ago The Harlow Fire made history as one of the fastest burning fires in the United States. In a two-hour period on July 11, 1961, the fire flashed over 18,000 acres – destroying Nipinnawasee and Ahwahnee. The exhibit features newspaper clippings from The Sierra Star saved by the Museum. Roy Pike, CDF Deputy Chief (RET), wrote a book about the fire. It is available for purchase in the Museum Gift Shop.