Town Destroyed by Fire - 1901
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Date: 12/27/2016 at 20:06:43
Dubuque Daily Telegraph May 2, 1901
Town Destroyed by Fire
Waterloo, May 2. The town of Kensett, north of Nora Junction, on the B. C. R. & N. is in ashes. The operator gave the first news when he wired to the chief dispatcher The town is on fire. A half hour later came another, Its getting hot here the depot is on fire. May have to leave you. The third and last came a few minutes later Must leave you too hot for me. Twenty residents and several business blocks were destroyed, the loss reaching $50,000. The fire was started in a livery barn by an incendiary.
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