Local Accounts of the Great Michigan Fire of 1881

Chart of the Burnt District - From the Report on the Michigan Forest Fires of 1881 - William O. Bailey

Shocking firsthand accounts of the Great Michigan Fire of 1881 from residents of Minden and Ubly. They were first published by the Minden Post soon after the fire and reprinted by many newspapers nationally. These accounts have never been published online before. Courtesy of the Minden City Herald