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Subject: [IN-SOUTH-CENTRAL] Fire at Salem Destroys Many Building--1897
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2012 09:37:22 -0400
Washington County, Indiana
Indianapolis (IN) State Journal, October 27, 1897, p. 5.
TWENTY OUTBUILDINGS BURNED
Salem, Indiana, Oct. 25-Fire at midnight burned about twenty stables and
outbuildings with losses as follows: William Rodman, $300; Mrs.
McClannahan, $100, fully insured; J. B. Berkey, $400, with $100 insurance;
R. J. Wilson, $400, with $200 insurance; Mrs. Collins, $500 on buildings;
Benna, $100; Col. S. D. Sayles's thrasher and barn, $800; J. B. Godfrey,
$200. Several buggies, wagons and other vehicles were burned. All the
horses were saved. The fire started in Mrs. McClannahan's barn. The total
loss is about $8,000 with insurance of about (article ended here)