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The Resource Under a flaming sky : the great Hinckley firestorm of 1894, Daniel James Brown

Under a flaming sky : the great Hinckley firestorm of 1894, Daniel James Brown

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Under a flaming sky : the great Hinckley firestorm of 1894
Title
Under a flaming sky
Title remainder
the great Hinckley firestorm of 1894
Statement of responsibility
Daniel James Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Describes the devastating events of September 1894, when two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, and surrounding communities, trapping more than two thousand people and ultimately costing more than four hundred lives
  • "On September 1, 1894, two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2,000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book on to chronicle the dramatic story that unfolded. Whereas Oregon's famous "Biscuit" fire in 2002 burned 350,000 acres in one week, the Hinckley fire did the same damage in five hours. The fire created its own weather, including hurricane-strength winds, bubbles of plasma-like glowing gas, and 200-foot-tall flames. In some instances, "fire whirls, " or tornadoes of fire, danced out from the main body of the fire to knock down buildings and carry flaming debris into the sky. Temperatures reached 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit--the melting point of steel. As the fire surrounded the town, two railroads became the only means of escape. Two trains ran the gauntlet of fire. One train caught on fire from one end to the other. The heroic young African-American porter ran up and down the length of the train, reassuring the passengers even as the flames tore at their clothes. On the other train, the engineer refused to back his locomotive out of town until the last possible minute of escape. In all, more than 400 people died, leading to a revolution in forestry management practices and federal agencies that monitor and fight wildfires today. Author Daniel Brown has woven together numerous survivors' stories, historical sources, and interviews with forest fire experts in a gripping narrative that tells the fascinating story of one of North America's most devastating fires and how it changed the nation"--
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1951-
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Brown, Daniel James
Dewey number
977.6/62
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F614.H6
LC item number
B76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forest fires
  • Hinckley (Minn.)
  • Forest fires
  • Minnesota
Label
Under a flaming sky : the great Hinckley firestorm of 1894, Daniel James Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Night music -- Morning -- Home -- Something wicked -- The cauldron -- Ragnarok -- Under the stone -- Into the ring -- Out of the ashes -- The broken season -- Drifting embers
Control code
ocn920731748
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781493022007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Under a flaming sky : the great Hinckley firestorm of 1894, Daniel James Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Night music -- Morning -- Home -- Something wicked -- The cauldron -- Ragnarok -- Under the stone -- Into the ring -- Out of the ashes -- The broken season -- Drifting embers
Control code
ocn920731748
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781493022007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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