Stagecoach Meets a Prairie Fire

Stagecoach Meets a Prairie Fire

Time Frame: 1800's

Stagecoach meets a prairie fire. This illustration depicts a scene that many Iowans encountered in the early 1800s. Prairie fires were a constant danger. Lightning could ignite the dead stems of plants and soon a wall of fire, fanned by the winds, could race up a hill burning everything in its path.
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