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New Liskeard, Ontario, Canada
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Great Fire of 1922

The Great Fire of 1922
A Centennial Retrospective

The Great Fire of 1922 left an indelible mark on the history of the Temiskaming area; 44 people died, many more injured and scarred for life, the fire burned 2,000 square miles (517,998 hectares) of land and left almost 11,000 people homeless overnight in a matter of hours. The devastation made it one of the ten worst disasters in Canadian history.

This book preserves the memories of that historic event, mainly from the first person accounts of the survivors. On this 100th anniversary of the fire we salute those who survived and rebuilt Temiskaming into the incredible place we have today.