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Fire, School House - 1870

WATERLOO, SCHOOL HOUSE, FIRE

Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 9/10/2017 at 22:18:45

Thursday, December 22, 1870
Paper: Anamosa Eureka (Anamosa, Iowa)
Page: 2

Fire at Waterloo – The school building on the west side, at Waterloo, caught fire last Tuesday evening about 8 o’clock, and was burned to the ground. It had recently been enlarged by the addition of another story at the cost of some $12,000. The estimated loss is about $30,000, insured for $10,000.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is supposedly caused by coal in the basement.


 

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