Mount Emily

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Mount Emily
Mount Emily is located in Oregon
Mount Emily
Mount Emily
Location in Oregon
Highest point
Elevation2,925 ft (892 m) [1]
Prominence1,285 ft (392 m) [1]
Coordinates42°06′09″N 124°09′10″W / 42.102367047°N 124.152799281°W / 42.102367047; -124.152799281Coordinates: 42°06′09″N 124°09′10″W / 42.102367047°N 124.152799281°W / 42.102367047; -124.152799281[2]
LocationCurry County, Oregon, U.S.
Parent rangeKlamath Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Mount Emily

Mount Emily (Tolowa: en-may [3]) is a mountain in the Klamath Mountains of southwestern Oregon in the United States. It is located in southern Curry County in the extreme southwest corner of the state, near Brookings, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) from the Pacific Ocean and 5 miles (8.0 km) from the California state line.

Wheeler Ridge Japanese Bombing Site[edit]

Wheeler Ridge Japanese Bombing Site
Wheeler Ridge Japanese Bomb Site (Brookings, Oregon).jpg
Mount Emily is located in Oregon
Mount Emily
Mount Emily is located in the US
Mount Emily
Nearest cityBrookings, Oregon
Coordinates42°4′42″N 124°6′40″W / 42.07833°N 124.11111°W / 42.07833; -124.11111
Arealess than one acre
NRHP reference #06000589[4]
Added to NRHPJuly 6, 2006

On September 9, 1942 the Japanese submarine I-25 surfaced near Cape Blanco, Oregon, and launched a Yokosuka E14Y "Glen" seaplane piloted by Nubuo Fujita who dropped incendiary bombs on Mount Emily in an unsuccessful attempt to start a major forest fire. This made Mount Emily the first place in the continental United States to be bombed by an enemy aircraft. The site of the bombing was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Wheeler Ridge Japanese Bombing Site in July 2006.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Mount Emily". Retrieved 2010-05-17.
  2. ^ "Mount Emily Lookout Tower". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
  3. ^ "Siletz Talking Dictionary". Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places". National Park Service. 2006-07-14. Retrieved 2008-04-01.

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