Historical photos of the 1918 fires
This year marks the 100th anniversary of what remains Minnesota’s worst natural disaster.
A series of major fires tore through several counties, including parts of Pine, Carlton and St. Louis counties between Oct. 10-12, 1918, killing 453 people, scorching 1,500 square miles and thousands of properties, and wiping out entire families.
These historical photos and copies of the Duluth News Tribune front pages ran in our August edition of DNT Extra. Copies of the 43-page magazine recounting the events of the 1918 fires are still available for sale at the Duluth News Tribune office at 424 West First Street. Copies are $4 a piece.
Our next edition of DNT Extra "What We Make," featuring area businesses and manufacturers, will be available October 28.