Grafton Pond, VT Forest Fire, May 1883


MONTPELIER, Vt., May 21.---At Grafton Pond, 23 miles from here on the line of the Montpelier and Wells River railroad last Saturday afternoon, there was the most destructive forest fire ever known in Vermont. It originated by burning brush. About noon, the wind blowing a gale, the flames swept everything before them. A large number of houses, live stock and dressed lumber were destroyed and many families rendered destitute. Loss, $200,000.

The Daily Miner, Butte, MT 22 May 1883