Tornow victims memorialized

The legend of the Wildman of the Wynooche may last even longer now that there is a monument memorializing his victims in the forest a 40-minute drive north of Montesano, where he is said to have lived and been killed 100 years ago this month.

Stories of the man, John Tornow, have circulated around Grays Harbor and beyond for the past century, told and retold. The legend’s popularity was evident Saturday at the site of the memorial where historians and fans of the story came to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Tornow’s death on April 16.