Fire Memorial.

Forest Fire Mass Grave Monument

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Moose Lake, Minnesota

453 people died on October 12, 1918, many of them near this spot. West of town, while attempting to flee a vast forest fire, their cars piled up in the smoke and flames on "Dead Man's Curve." Many others in their homes and cellars died from smoke inhalation and suffocation.

A 27-foot-tall obelisk marks the spot where roughly 200 victims were buried in a big pit.

Also see: Great Hinckley Fire | Great Peshtigo Fire

Forest Fire Mass Grave Monument

Riverside Cemetery

Address:
Hwy 61, Moose Lake, MN
Directions:
Riverside Cemetery. Just north of town on the east side of Hwy 61, visible from the road.
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