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Forest fires--Minnesota--History

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

1918 Fire, Remembered by Dagmar Westin Michler

Identifier: S6030
Scope and Contents One brief tape, recorded when Dagmar Westin Michler was 78 years old. Michler’s memoir describes the Saturday when fire was spread by high winds in eastern Minnesota, which was started by railroad engine sparks. Michler had been playing in the ashes with her cousin Rubin, and her mother didn’t leave until her husband returned. They packed a small bag of precious items and left in a truck to stay at his mother’s brother Algot’s house. People on Mesabi Avenue were standing on the...
Dates: 1918

1918 Forest Fire documents

Identifier: S6057
Scope and Contents This collection is intended to accommodate miscellaneous, primary documents related to the October 12, 13, 1918 Cloquet-Moose Lake forest fire and its aftermath when provenance or donor information about the material is unclear or not known. It currently holds publications, reports and items from state court records, produced by state agencies, and professional photographers.
Dates: 1918-1920s

Forest Fire Investigations, St. Louis County, Minnesota

Identifier: S3735
Abstract This group of documents relate to forest fire claims and were filed with St. Louis County District Court. They are incomplete groups of records and their relationship is unclear.
Dates: 1919-1923

Patricia Gregory reminiscence of 1918 Fire

Identifier: S6072
Scope and Contents Reminiscence related to two families victimized by the Moose Lake-Cloquet Forest Fire of 1918 when it burned Hermantown, near Duluth. The families were Oscar and Rosa Fichtner and Anton and Emilie Klosowsky. These people were the writer's great grand parents; her mother's family. The fire occurred on October 12, 13, 1918, virtually obliterating thirty-eight communities and 1,500 square miles.  More than 450 people were killed outright, 52,000 more were injured or displaced, and...
Dates: 2003

Albertine Johnson oral history interview

Identifier: S2319
Abstract The collection consists of three audio recordings of interviews with Albertine Johnson. The interviewer was her son, Rudy Johnson. Interviews took place on September 7, 1977 and May 7, 1978.
Dates: 1977-1978

Frank Murphy letter describing the Cloquet fire of 1918

Identifier: S2243
Abstract The collection consists of a letter written by Frank C. Murphy on October 15, 1918 that contains his personal account of the great Moose Lake-Cloquet, Minnesota fire of 1918.
Dates: October 15, 1918

St. Louis County District Court selected records

Identifier: S2253
Abstract The collection contains marriage license applications for St. Louis, Cook and Lake Counties, Minnesota 1887-1890; marriage licenses, St. Louis County, 1888-1895 and 1888-1934. The collection also includes three volumes of judgments related to the 1918 Forest Fire, with accompanying indexes.
Dates: 1887-1934

Major Roger M. Weaver scrapbook

Identifier: S3144
Abstract The collection consists of a scrapbook and a 1909 certificate from the Governor of Minnesota appointing Weaver to the rank of First Lieutenant in the Minnesota National Guard.
Dates: 1918 October 13-1919 May 10