Cle Elum fire, June 25, 1918.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs



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Citation

Russell H. Connell (1876-1950), “Cle Elum fire, June 25, 1918.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed September 22, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8616.

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Title

Cle Elum fire, June 25, 1918.Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection Photographs

Subject

Kittitas County (Wash.) -- Cityscapes; Historical districts -- Washington (State) -- Kittitas County; Cityscapes -- Washington (State) -- Kittitas County; Cle Elum (Wash.) -- Cityscapes; Fires -- Washington (State) -- Cle Elum; School buildings -- Washington (State) -- Cle Elum

Description

High winds forced a trash fire out of control, burning thirty square blocks, including most of the business district, the afternoon of June 25, 1918. 1,500 homeless people took shelter in the school (left center) and the Independent Mine Building (see photograph titled "Independent Mine, Cle Elum".) Most of the brick buildings in Cle Elum's downtown were built after the fire.Postcard titled: "The Burning of Cle-Elum."

Creator

Russell H. Connell (1876-1950)

Source

Ellensburg Public Library

Publisher

Ellensburg Public Library

Date

June 25, 1918.

Contributor

North Kittitas County Historical Society. Photo # NKB-019

Rights

Permission to reproduce this image must be requested from the director of the Ellensburg Public Library Local History Collection. Please contact at 209 N. Ruby St.. Ellensburg, WA 98926, (509) 962-7252.

Type

3 ½"x 5" b/w reprint of original postcard.

Identifier

TNV-046