Hinckley Fire Museum, Hinckley
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Excellent little museum, relatively well curated, with knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff/volunteers. Be sure not to miss the short film, and the little relief house in the parking lot.
Telegraph operator at the railroad station, Thomas Dunn, waited for orders that never came. He was just one of many who perished that September day in 1894. In just about 4 hours the fire destroyed se... read more »
I first went here when I was 7 years old, but I don't remember much about it, This museum does a wonderful job explaining one of the most tragic events in Minnesota history. The displays of artifacts ... read more »
Short your with a video about the fire. Several rooms outfitted with old stuff to simulate the olden days. Pretty nifty. Small fee.
Very informative. I cannot imagine a fire this large. Definitely worth the stop.
I was a 15yo boy in 1972, and I was so intrigued by the historical Hinckley Fire, that I hitch-hiked (against my mother's better judgement) from Blaine, Minnesota, to Hinckley, just to visit the monument memorial. A man by the name of Boston Corbett, is on the list on the memorial wall of those people who perished in the great fire on September 1st, 1894, and is believed to have shot & killed the infamous John Wilkes Booth, the assassin who shot & killed President Abraham Lincoln.
Really cool place
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