Massive Forest Fires Of 1890

08 May 1890, 6 – Minneapolis Messenger at Newspapers.com

New Mexico had huge forest fires in 1890, and now the tallest Aspen trees in the world grow where the fires burned.

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13 Responses to Massive Forest Fires Of 1890

  1. terak says:

    Ok so did Sweden, Portugal and Greece have terrifying forest fires at the same time?

  2. Johansen says:

    California “forest” fires: These are mostly grass and brush and scraggly oak trees, and thick underbrush that virtually explodes when it burns. These aren’t Giant Sequoias and Redwood forests burning. Many of these fires are started *purposely* or by gross negligence. Everyone who lives here knows that you need to do *brush control* around your dwelling. Calling these “forest fires” is misleading

  3. Pathway says:

    The Big Burn of 1910 in Idaho and Montana burned over 3 million acres. The book by the same name is an interesting read about progressives and their failures.

  4. Don Penim says:

    Back in 1890, Smart Phones were not able to see the dramatic fires burning in Greece at that time.

    Aug 4, 1890: Terrible fires burning on Mount Athos wiped out the forests and destroyed the monasteries there.

    • Don Penim says:

      A few weeks later…

      Aug 24, 1890: The forests on Mount Pentelicus were on fire, destroying the excavations of the American School of Archaeology there.

  5. AZ1971 says:

    October 8, 1871—the same night that Catherine O’Leary’s cow tipped over a lantern in her barn and thus burned down Chicago, displacing >100,000 residents and causing $222 million in damages—the great Peshtigo Fire in northeastern Wisconsin, the deadliest wildfire ever to have hit the U.S., took place. That year was unusually dry and windy as well. Who knew that we would ever have to deal with fires again in this country?

  6. ItsGettingHotinHereSo says:

    Western USA has massive forest fires every year. Are there any current studies of how these burned area have regenerated? 5 years later, 10, years later? What kind of foliage?

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