Videographer completes Tornow re-enactment ahead of dedication

At 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, Justin Madanifard is a bit lankier than the legendary John Tornow, but he fit the picture perfectly for Sunday’s re-enactment of the ending of the tragic Wildman of the Wynooche story nearly 100 years ago.

Tornow was slain on April 16, 1913, ending a 19-month manhunt for the man who allegedly killed his two nephews and four sheriff’s deputies before meeting his demise at the area known as Tornow Lake about 27 miles north of Montesano.

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