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

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