How many square blocks were destroyed in the great Minneapolis fire of 1893?

On Aug. 13, 1893, the biggest fire in Minneapolis history burns more than 150 buildings, leaving 1,500 people without shelter. How widespread was the fire? A) It burned 23-square blocks. B) It burned 43-square blocks. C) It burned 63-square blocks. For the answer, click on the headline above...
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A) The biggest fire in Minneapolis history burned 23 square blocks of the city and more than 150 buildings, leaving 1,500 people without shelter.

Here's an account of what happened, courtesy of the New York Times.

Here are a few photos from that day, courtesy the Minnesota Historical Society...

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