1934 : 7 Michigan Legislators Die In Hotel Fire

December 11, 2018 all-day

Early on the morning of December 11, 1934, the Kerns Hotel in Lansing caught on fire. Seven Michigan legislators died in the fire, along with 25 other guests. The fire was the worst in Lansing’s history, and one of 6 worst in USA history.

Source : Michigan Every Day.

Kerns Hotel Fire feature from the Capital Area District Library.

Excerpts from the New York Times, December 12, 1934.

Kerns Hotel Fire on YouTube.

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