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BAD FIRE AT LEHIGH - 1901

ROSS, YOUNG, ALBEE, BARROWMAN, TULER, CUNNINGHAM

Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 12/23/2016 at 00:31:49

Dubuque Daily Telegraph April 4, 1901

BAD FIRE AT LEHIGH
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Fort Dodge, April 4. The little village of Lehigh, eighteen miles south of this city, was devastated by fire last night. The buildings on one side of the block, eight in all, in the main business portion of the city, were completely destroyed. The list of buildings burned include: The post office; H. W. Ross, hardware store; Lehigh Valley Bank; William Young, barber shop; O. Albee, livery stable; William Barrowman, dry goods; J. Tuler, restaurant; D. Cunningham, restaurant. The town had no fire department and the citizens fought the blaze with a buckets brigade. During the fire a number of men secured liquor from on of the burning buildings and created a sensation by parading the streets by fire light.


 

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