The Collinwood Fire
Season 2017 Episode 18 | 6m 48s
On March 4, 1908, the Collinwood Elementary School burned to the ground, trapping and killing 172 school children, two teachers and one rescuer. 'The Collinwood Fire' reanimates the inferno through the sensationalist newspaper headlines of the day and the silent moving picture images of an aspiring young filmmaker cranking his camera at the blaze.
Expired: 07/16/19Video has closed captioning.
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