The Great Fire, Maryland Agricultural College, 1912

On November 29, 1912, smoke and flames interrupted a Thanksgiving dance in the Barracks of Maryland Agricultural College. Most students and faculty members had gone home to celebrate Thanksgiving, but the fifty or so who remained on campus faced a scene that would change the course of the institution's history...
** All new video about the 100th anniversary of the Great Fire! **

Dance goers posed for a portrait only minutes before
someone discovered the fire. (Acc. 72-217)
Eerily enough, a student had already wondered what would happen if the college were to burn. Click here to read his poem in the 1897 Reveille yearbook.
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