Portland's Greatest Conflagration:: The 1866 Fire Disaster (Paperback)

Before placing an order, please note:

  • You'll receive a confirmation email once your order is complete and ready for pickup. 
  • If you have a membership, please make a note of this in the order comments and we'll apply your discount.
  • If you place a pre-order in the same order as currently available titles, an additional shipping fee will be added to your order. 
  • Women & Children First is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
Portland's Greatest Conflagration:: The 1866 Fire Disaster By Don Whitney, Michael Daicy, The Portland Veteran Firemen's Associati (With) Cover Image


On the Fourth of July in 1866, joy turned to tragedy in Portland, Maine. A boy threw a firecracker onto a pile of wood shavings and it erupted in a blaze as residents prepared to celebrate the 110th anniversary of American independence in the momentous time following the Civil War. The violent conflagration killed two people and destroyed all structures on nearly thirty streets. Authors Michael Daicy and Don Whitney, both firefighters, chronicle the day's catastrophic events, as well as the bravery of those who fought the ferocious fire, dispelling the myth that ill-trained firefighting contributed to the devastation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781596299559
ISBN-10: 159629955X
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: December 5th, 2010
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Disaster