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Duluth streetcar conductresses helped with 1918 fire evacuation

One-hundred years ago today, Duluth was still reeling from the devastating fires of the previous week. The Duluth Herald ran a small article celebrating the efforts during the fire of a relatively new worker in Duluth: a female conductor on the Street Railway.

Northland Country Club, prior to 1918 fire

One hundred years ago, Northland Country Club was destroyed by the Cloquet Fire of 1918 — Minnesota’s deadliest natural disaster.

WDSE-TV Documentary: “Fires of 1918”

The date October 12, 1918 will forever be remembered in this part of the world as a date that didn’t just make history, but erased history. Now, a century later, WDSE-TV presents a new documentary on the greatest catastrophe ever in northern Minnesota.

Duluth Rudolph’s Furniture Store Fire of 1948

Duluth, Duluth, Duluth is on fire. Seventy years ago today — June 5, 1948 — Downtown Duluth was recovering from the “worst commercial district blaze in history.”

Fire damages knick knack art house

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A home in Duluth’s Endion neighborhood, known for the collection of items attached to its exterior, was significantly damaged by an accidental fire today. The homeowner sustained a slight injury.

Moose Lake Forest Fire of 1918

Moose Lake Star Gazette Fire of 1918

The subject of the 1918 forest fire in Carlton County came up in the “Postcards from the Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park” post a few weeks ago. Since I have kin from that area it wasn’t terribly surprising to find a fire retrospective from the Oct. 14, 1979 Moose Lake Star-Gazette in the family archive.

Tom’s Burned Down Café Fire

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Fire at Tom's 5/19/1992

Nineteen years ago there was a fire. The rest is history!

View tomsburneddowncafe.com at your own risk. It is wicked good.)