1918 fires program is Saturday
October 8, 2021
With the 103rd anniversary of the 1918 fires approaching on Oct. 12, there are no longer elders who can tell the tales of watching hoops of fire roll down the hill near the St. Louis River in Cloquet or cars missing the turn near Kettle River and driving straight into the fire, blinded by smoke. They have passed on, leaving behind well documented memories of that terrible day and its aftermath.
For the 100th anniversary of the fires three years ago, there were events nearly every month by a group of regional historical societies. This year the Moose Lake Historical Society will hold a 1918...