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History of Mount Washington: The Great Fire of 1908

These are just a few of the photos taken of the summit one day after a mammoth fire consumed every building and structure on the summit less Tip Top House, which was virtually untouched. Dry weather and a warm wind spread the flames rapidly, turning New England's City Among the Clouds into a pile of smoldering debris. All that remained was blackened scraps of broken wood, exposed chimneys, and the heat-twisted cog tracks.

[AFTERMATH OF 1908 FIRE photo]

[AFTERMATH OF 1908 FIRE photo]

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