The events surrounding the Big Burn of 1910 are a historic legend of the West. The massive fire blackened more than three million acres of North Idaho and Montana, and 85 people — 78 of them firefighters — died. Anyone who’s lived in the Inland Northwest long enough has heard at least snippets of the heroic actions of Edward Pulaski, who saved his crew’s lives by leading them into a mine shaft before the flames overtook them. Lest we forget this landmark event, the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, North Idaho Museum and CdA Library are staging a one-night performance of an original, short musical telling the riveting story of the Big Burn.
Fri, Jan. 15, at 6 pm • $15 • Coeur d’Alene Public Library • 702 E. Front Ave. • cdalibrary.org • 208-769-2315