Author details disaster in 1918 Minnesota

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Author details disaster in 1918 Minnesota

Bayfield resident will discuss book Wednesday at library
A massive fire in Cloquet, Minn., in October 1918 left the town in ruins. Dry conditions and sparks from the railroad caused the fire. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Historical Society, 1,000 people died and 52,000 people were injured or displaced. The fire wiped out 38 communities, burned 250,000 acres and caused $73 million in property damage.
A massive fire in Cloquet, Minn., on Oct. 12, 1918, left the town in ruins. According to the Minnesota Historical Society, 1,000 people died. Three days later, Minnesota home guardsmen and other volunteers helped dig a mass grave at Moose Lake to accommodate the unidentifiable burned bodies.
A massive fire in Cloquet, Minn., in October 1918 left the town in ruins. Dry conditions and sparks from the railroad caused the fire. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of Minnesota. The Red Cross set up camps throughout northern Minnesota to help fire victims as well as home guardsmen assisting in the efforts.
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Curt Brown of Bayfield will discuss his book, "Minnesota 1918: When Flu, Fire and War Ravaged the State," on Wednesday at the Pine River Library in Bayfield.
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Curt Brown will hold and discuss his book, 'Minnesota 1918: When Flu, Fire and War Ravaged the State,' from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the Pine River Library in Bayfield.

Author details disaster in 1918 Minnesota

A massive fire in Cloquet, Minn., in October 1918 left the town in ruins. Dry conditions and sparks from the railroad caused the fire. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Historical Society, 1,000 people died and 52,000 people were injured or displaced. The fire wiped out 38 communities, burned 250,000 acres and caused $73 million in property damage.
A massive fire in Cloquet, Minn., on Oct. 12, 1918, left the town in ruins. According to the Minnesota Historical Society, 1,000 people died. Three days later, Minnesota home guardsmen and other volunteers helped dig a mass grave at Moose Lake to accommodate the unidentifiable burned bodies.
A massive fire in Cloquet, Minn., in October 1918 left the town in ruins. Dry conditions and sparks from the railroad caused the fire. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of Minnesota. The Red Cross set up camps throughout northern Minnesota to help fire victims as well as home guardsmen assisting in the efforts.
Brown
Curt Brown of Bayfield will discuss his book, "Minnesota 1918: When Flu, Fire and War Ravaged the State," on Wednesday at the Pine River Library in Bayfield.
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