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Start Date: 5/8/2010
End Date: 5/8/2010
Event Times: 7 pm

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Phone: 715-376-2693

Book Discussion in Gordon with Bill Matthias, Author of 'Monster Fire at Minong: Wisconsin's Five Mile Tower Fire of 1977'


Thirty-three years ago one of the largest wildfires in Wisconsin history raged out of control for 17 hours through the communities of Minong, Wascutt, Solon Springs, Spooner and others. Come and learn about this "Monster Fire" and the brave citizens who fought it as author Bill Matthias gives a firsthand account of the event.

"Monster Fire at Minong: Wisconsin's Five Mile Tower Fire of 1977" tells the story of the fire that scorched 13,000 acres and destroyed 63 buildings. The book also discusses important changes that have been made to firefighting laws and procedures.

Venue: Town of Gordon Town Hall

Address: 9709 E. County Road Y

City: Gordon

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