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City in Flames: The Fire of 1913
September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
What: City in Flames: The Fire of 1913
When: 9/13/22 @ 12pm
Where: Hybrid. In-person at Garland County Library or Virtual Livestream at facebook.com/garlandcountylibrary or youtube.com/user/GarlandCoLibrary
No registration required
On September 5, 1913, a simple residential fire progressed to a full-blown catastrophe as half of Hot Springs went up in flames. This Garland County Historical Society-sponsored program explores the causes, the scale, and the consequences of the most devastating fire to ever strike an Arkansas city.
Guest presenter Mike Blythe is the author of Then & Now: Hot Springs, Arkansas. He is also a contributor to The Record, the journal of the Garland County Historical Society, where he is a longtime volunteer. A forty-four-year resident of Hot Springs, he is retired from the Entergy Corporation.