MRHC presentation coming up

MARQUETTE — In his recently self-published book, “The Great Seney Fire, A History of the Walsh Ditch Fire of 1976,” Gregory Lusk tells the story of the largest fire in Michigan since 1908, which burned from late July until winter snow finally extinguished it.

All told, the fire spread over 72,500 acres during a record drought, requiring an interagency firefighting force of more than 1,200 firefighters from 22 agencies and 29 states to achieve containment.

Hear details and stories of the incident from Lusk, the assistant fire boss for this historic event, as he joins us to present this program. There is a $5 suggested donation. For more information, visit marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571.


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