Author Event: The Great Seney Fire

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The Great Fire of Seney 
Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.
Marquette Regional History Center
145 W. Spring St., Marquette, MI 49855

UPPAA A man holding a book titled "the great seney fire" while smiling at the camera.

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 twenty-two agencies and twenty-nine states to achieve containment. Hear details and stories of the incident from Lusk, the assistant fire boss for this historic event, as he presents this program. $5 suggested donation. (This book was also selected as one of the UPPAA top ten Notable Books of the Year.)


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