Bayfield author writes about ravages of wildfire, flu in 1918 Minnesota

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Bayfield author writes about ravages of wildfire, flu in 1918 Minnesota

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A massive fire in Cloquet, Minn., in October 1918 left the town in ruins. Dry conditions and embers from the railroad caused the fire. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of Minnesota.
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Curt Brown will discuss his book, “Minnesota 1918: When Flu, Fire and War Ravaged the State,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, in Bayfield. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the reading or are available online at www.tinyurl.com/MN1918 or www.tinyurl.com/curt-books.

Bayfield author writes about ravages of wildfire, flu in 1918 Minnesota

A massive fire in Cloquet, Minn., in October 1918 left the town in ruins. Dry conditions and embers from the railroad caused the fire. It was the worst natural disaster in the history of Minnesota.

Bayfield author writes about ravages of wildfire, flu in 1918 Minnesota

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Bayfield author writes about ravages of wildfire, flu in 1918 Minnesota

A massive fire in Cloquet, Minn., in October 1918 left the town in ruins. Dry conditions and embers 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.

Bayfield author writes about ravages of wildfire, flu in 1918 Minnesota

A massive fire in Cloquet, Minn., on Oct. 12, 1918, left the town in ruins.
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