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Fire at Hopkinton-1856


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 5/10/2020 at 21:56:48

The Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, Thursday, November 20th, 1856

Fire at Hopkinton

The saw-mill of H. A. Carter was destroyed by fire on Saturday, 8th inst, valued at $7,000, insured for $2,000. In a letter to the Delhi Republican, Mr. Carter says:
“On Saturday morning, 8th inst., at five o’clock, my mill was discovered to be on fire, in the roof of the main building. How it originated, it is impossible to tell, as there was no fire except in the office adjoining the main building, and no machinery in operation except lumber saw.

The recent snow and the calmness of the night prevented much more damage. By prompt exertions of our citizens, we were enabled to save the floom and bridge. Loss estimated at $7,000, insurance $2,000, in the Dubuque Mutual office.

Respectfully yours,
H. A. Carter
Hopkinton, Nov. 10, 1856


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