Another Massive Fire In 1871

1871 was the worst fire year in US history. Chicago burned to the ground,  on the same day when more than 1,200 people died in a two million acre fire around Peshtigo, Wisconsin.

Here is another immense fire in Minnesota and the Dakotas, which I hadn’t heard of previously.

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16 Dec 1871 – PRAIRIE FIRES IN AMERICA.

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1 Response to Another Massive Fire In 1871

  1. John Silver says:

    “with most electric rapidity”

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