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Bradyville, IA Fire, Oct 1901

SWEPT BY THE FLAMES

IOWA TOWN ALMOST WIPED OUT BY A FIRE

Lightning Starts a Blaze in Bradyville Which Destroys One- Half the Village --

Clarinda, Ia., Oct. 1. -- The north half of Bradyville was destroyed today. Lightning started a fire that destroyed Worley's restaurant, White's dry goods store, the postoffice, Fine & Maxwell's Hardware and Implement company, Hilton and Gray's hardware and Implement store, Mrs. Davidson's Millinery store and dwelling, the Times printing office, the bank and other buildings across the street. The loss is $60,00 [sic] and the insurance $25.000.

Davenport Daily Republican, Davenport, IA 2 Oct 1901

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BAD FIRE AT BRADYVILLE

North Half of the Business Section of the Town is Destroyed

Clarinda, Oct. 2.-- The north half of the business portion of Bradyville was destroyed by fire yesterday. The fire started in Fine & Maxwell's hardware store. Lightning is supposed to have been the origin. Worley's restaurant, White's dry goods store, the postoffice, Fine & Maxwell's hardware and Implement store and IIolton [sic] & Gray's hardware and implement store were destroyed. Several other buildings were damaged. The loss is estimated at $60,000; insurance, $25,000.

The Humeston New Era, Humeston, IA 9 Oct 1901



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