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September 3, 2018
Before and after: Holy Family Church congregation members and priests pose for a photo taken sometime before the church was destroyed by fire in 1918. The church was located on the high bluff overlooking the St. Louis River just upriver from Cloquet. Photos courtesy of Fond du Lac Cultural Center and Museum
1918 Fires: Reservation burns, but Ojibwe benefit from history with fire
September 3, 2018 - 11:03am
August 12, 2018
A car drives past Dead Man’s Corner south of Kettle River after the Oct. 12, 1918 fires. Many people lost their lives on the infamous corner, as their autos left the road in the thick smoke and they died from the accident or burning to death as the fire raged on. Contributed Photo
Man recounts 1918 fire in Kettle River
August 12, 2018 - 12:18pm
July 22, 2018
Many Thomson Township residents escaped the fire via a DW&P train from the Harney depot, pictured here. Jennie Kinnunen Sota (1897-1981) remembered the train blew its whistle continually throughout its rescue attempt, hoping to guide people in the darkness. Contributed photo
1918 FIRES: Thomson Township farmers flee to river, trains, fields
July 22, 2018 - 7:29am
June 30, 2018
This photo of Cloquet after the fire shows the wreckage and the remains of Cloquet. Looking north from the elevated part of the city, it shows a row of many intact buildings on Dunlap Island, with the burned out downtown and West End in the foreground. Contributed photo
Fires of 1918: Oldest survivors in Cloquet are now buildings
June 30, 2018 - 8:48pm
June 16, 2018
A "for sale" sign recently sprouted up at the Shaw Memorial Library in Cloquet. The sign is part of the requirement for Carlton County to attempt to sell the historic property. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal
New chapter for old library
June 16, 2018 - 1:39pm
June 13, 2018
The new Automba picnic pavilion – made from an old railroad bridge – will be dedicated during a historical program at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Jana Peterson/
Automba honors past, builds for future
June 13, 2018 - 7:52am
June 4, 2018
Fires of 1918: Timber boomtown goes up in smoke
June 4, 2018 - 10:23am
May 7, 2018
This aerial view from 1946 shows old Trunk Highway 55, which replaced the original bridge from Dunlap Island. The original bridge was destroyed after Trunk Highway 55 was built in the 1930s but the old pier stood for generations of teenagers to dive from. Submitted photo
Now you see it, now you don't: Historic bridge supports disappears
May 7, 2018 - 10:47am
April 29, 2018
Mural brings Moose Lake 1918 fire to life
April 29, 2018 - 11:45am
April 27, 2018
Survivors of the 1918 fires dig a mass grave for fire victims in and around the Moose Lake area. Although the photo says 450 victims, not everyone was buried in the mass grave and some remains were likely never found as the fire burned so hot. Photo courtesy of the Carlton County Historical Society
1918 Fire story: A letter after the fire
April 27, 2018 - 10:24am
1918 Fire stories: Fire rains death, devastation on southern Carlton County
April 27, 2018 - 10:19am
April 15, 2018
An autographed poster from the PBS series "Downton Abbey" greets guests as they come into the Historic Scott House for a high tea Sunday, April 8. Jamie Lund/PineJournal
From stage coaches to tea parties
April 15, 2018 - 12:49pm
March 18, 2018
Photo courtesy Carlton County Historical Society
1918 FIRES: Fleeing from Cloquet
March 18, 2018 - 8:24am
Milepost 62 is considered ground zero for the fire that burned Brookston and Cloquet in 1918. Jana Peterson/
1918 FIRES: For Cloquet, it all started at milepost 62
March 18, 2018 - 7:20am
March 12, 2018
Jalmer and Joyce Angell pose for a photo in front of their new Big Lake Golf Club in 1968. Contributed photo
Links Legacy: Family grew in step with Big Lake Golf Club
March 12, 2018 - 10:54am