Fred Beck

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Fred Beck
Born Alfred A. Beck
22 July 1888(1888-07-22)
Died 1 June 1972 (83) [1]
Cowlitz, Washington
Occupation(s) Mining
Noted work(s) "I Fought the Apemen of Mt. St. Helens" (1967)

Alfred "Fred" Beck (July 22, 1888 - June 1, 1972) was an American miner who reported, along with four other members of his party, being attacked by crypto-hominids in July 1924 at a gorge on the southeast shoulder of Mount St. Helens (now called Ape Canyon after the incident), some eight miles from Spirit Lake, an event he later detailed in a 1967 booklet entitled I Fought the Apemen of Mt. St. Helens.

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  1. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 25 July 2018), memorial page for Fred A. Beck (22 Jul 1888–1 Jun 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21713031, citing Bunker Hill Cemetery, Bunker Hill, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Todd Taylor (contributor 46894727).