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Butte, ID Fire, Apr 1912

DISASTROUS FIRE AT BUTTE

BUTTE, April 10.--Fire started by a spark from an engine dropping in loose hay in a feed store destroyed property valued at $300,000 this afternoon in South Butte. An entire block was wiped out, the heaviest losers being the Stone, Ordean & Wells Grocery company, $150,000; The Daly Bank & Trust company, $50,000. Fourteen dwellings and flats were totally destroyed, 10 others partially destroyed, and 25 families rendered homeless. Among the larger structures burned was the Olsen hotel and lodging house.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID 12 Apr 1912



article | by Dr. Radut