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On the back of the Granite Mountain Hotshot monument, granite slabs will feature an etching of the giant alligator juniper that the Hotshots saved during the Doce Fire just days before they died in the Yarnell Hill Fire. (Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Partnership/Courtesy rendering)

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Two stone monoliths — carved from Rhode Island granite to match the Yavapai County Courthouse — have proven to be a complex element of the Granite Mountain Hotshot monument planned for the courthouse plaza.

By Cindy Barks June 29, 2019