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September 1, 1894

September 1, 2008

A forest fire destroys Minnesota cities of Hinckley, Sandstone, Mission Creek, and Brook Park. One estimate is 413 deaths.

Approximately 160,000 acres of land burn. The smoke halts shipping on Lake Superior.

Thanks to Mrs. Judi Vittito’s 6th grade class at Northfield Middle School for the research on September’s Day in History.
Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.