MINNESOTA postcard - Hinckley, MN
Real Picture postcard that shows a monument to the Great Hinckley Fire. The wrought iron arch/gate to the right of it has 1894 - 1903 over it, as part of the arch itself.
Upon researching it - it states that the monument memorializes the 418 people who are known to have died in this terrible disaster. There are 4 trenches beneath it where 248 people were laid to rest in a mass grave. It was stated that Hinckley was a logging and Railroad center before the fire of Sept 1, 1894 and that the fire itself killed 418 (plus) and burned up 5 surrounding villages as it consumed 350,000 acres plus. Monument was dedicated in 1900.
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