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The great 1881 Thumb Fire in Michigan...

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September 08, 1881

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, September 8, 1881

* The great thumb fire - Huron
* re. James A. Garfield assassination

The front page has an article headed: "Fearful Flames" "Destructive Forrest Forest Fires in Michigan. Loss of Life and Property" Coverage on the great thumb fire.
Also much on the downward health of President James A. Garfield after being shot on the front page. He would eventually die about 2 weeks later.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little margin wear, generally good.

Category: Post-Civil War