It is unimaginable to picture whole counties burning, but that was the case in 1871, and then remarkably, ten years later again in 1881. The whole Michigan Thumb suffered two disastrous fires. The Thumb Fire of 1881 brought the American Red Cross to the first major disaster where they offered relief.
Join lecturer/author, Alan Naldrett, as he discusses this topic from his recent book "Michigan's Great Thumb Fires of 1871 and 1881".
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