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Cloquet fire in Minnesota....



Item # 581492

October 14, 1918

THE WORLD, New York City, October 14, 1918

* The 1918 Cloquet fire disaster
* Moose Lake, Carlton County
* Minnesota (1st report)


This 24 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 7: "500 ARE VICTIMS OF FOREST FIRES AROUND DULUTH", "Many Towns in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin Destroyed and Property Losses Will Aggregate Millions" which tells of the 1918 Cloquet fire. See photos for text.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on closing weeks of World war I. Light browning, little margin wear, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: The 1918 Cloquet fire was a massive fire in northern Minnesota in October, 1918 caused by sparks on the local railroads and dry conditions. The fire left much of western Carlton County devastated, mostly affecting Moose Lake, Cloquet, and Kettle River. Cloquet was hit the hardest by the fires. It was the worst natural disaster in Minnesota history in terms of the number of lives lost in a single day. In total, 453 lives were lost and 52,000 people were injured or displaced, 38 communities were destroyed, 250,000 acres were burned, and $73 million in property damage was suffered. $13 million in Federal aid was disbursed.

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