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Rising from the Ashes After the Great Fire

Jan 26, 2018

Credit Fred Pridham, February 9, 1904 / Wikimedia Commons

One hundred fourteen years ago, flames consumed Baltimore, turning entire city blocks into smoking rubble. How did Baltimore rise from the ashes? We speak to historian Wayne Schaumburg ahead of the fire's anniversary on February 7th. 

To learn more, Wayne recommends: "Baltimore Afire," by Harold Williams, and "The Great Baltimore Fire," by Dr. Peter Petersen.

Wayne Schaumburg will be speaking about the Great Baltimore Fire on Sunday, February 4th, at noon at Old Otterbein Methodist Church, and on Sunday, February 11th, from 1-4 p.m. at the Fire Museum of Maryland