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Saints from the Fire

What happened in the lumber town of Hinckley, Minnesota, on September 1, 1894, was beyond horror. Four hundred white men, women, and children died, as well as countless Ojibwa in the pine forests all around. It's probably impossible to know how many human beings died in total, since more than a few transient logging camp workers from as far away as Nebraska were simply never accounted for. Some call what happened a "fire storm.” That morning, there were fires all around; but to a region...

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