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Near Hinckley in Pine County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Great Hinckley Fire

 
 
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By Keith L, September 26, 2007
1. The Great Hinckley Fire Marker
Inscription. This Monument is erected by The State of Minnesota under an Act of the Legislature Approved April 7th, A. D. 1899 To the Memory of Four Hundred and Eighteen Men Women and Children who perished in the Great Hinckley Forest Fire of September First A. D. 1894

September 1st, A.D. 1894 On the First Day of September, A.D. 1894, between the Hours of Three and Five O’Clock in the afternoon a forest fire swept over Central Pine County devastating Four Hundred square miles of Country, Consuming the Villages of Hinckley, Sandstone, Mission Creek and Brook Park, and destroying more than Four Hundred and Eighteen human lives

In Memoriam In the Four Trenches North of this Monument lie the remains of Two Hundred and Forty Eight Men, Women and Children, Residents of Hinckley, who perished in the fire which this monument was erected to commemorate.

Dedicated September 1st, A.D. 1900 This Monument is dedicated to the Pioneers of Civilization in the Forests of Minnesota.
 
Erected 1900 by The State of Minnesota. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 46° 0.665′ N, 92° 55.419′ W. Marker is near Hinckley, Minnesota, in Pine County. Marker is on Fire Monument Road (State Highway
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By Keith L, September 26, 2007
2. The Great Hinckley Fire Marker
48) 0.2 miles east of Morris Avenue (County Road 140), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at Memorial Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Hinckley MN 55037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandstone Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); Pine City (approx. 12.6 miles away); Lumbering in Minnesota (approx. 14.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This monument was the ninth of 23 state monuments that were erected by the Minnesota legislature between 1873 and 1929. These monuments represent Minnesota's first public efforts to mark historic sites.
 
Also see . . .  The Great Fire of 1894. The story and 1894 New York Times coverage of the fire. (Submitted on October 6, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional keywords. Hinckley Fire State Monument
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
The Great Hinckley Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 26, 2007
3. The Great Hinckley Fire Marker
The Great Hinckley Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 26, 2007
4. The Great Hinckley Fire Marker
Burials Behind Monument image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 26, 2007
5. Burials Behind Monument
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By Keith L, September 26, 2007
6. The Great Hinckley Fire Marker
fifty-two foot granite shaft
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By Keith L, September 26, 2007
7. The Great Hinckley Fire Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 4,690 times since then and 165 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 6, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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