Manly, IA Fire, Dec 1913

Mason City, Ia., Dec. 12. -- Fire starting at noon today threatens to destroy the town of Manly, eight miles north of here and firemen on a special train have been rushed from here to fight the flames. The fire was spreading at 1 o'clock and had already destroyed Clemens' bakery, Curtis' restaurant, McCarthy's millinery store and Mitchell dry goods store.

Lincoln Daily News, Lincoln, NE 12 Dec 1913

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Fifteen thousand dollars' worth of business property in Manly was destroyed by fire that broke out shortly after noon Friday in the Clemmer bakery and restaurant. The following property burned: Mitchell general store, McMurtle millinery store, Clemmer bakery, Parker restaurant, and several small buildings.

The Humeston New Era, Humeston, IA 14 Dec 1913

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Manly Junction had a fire early Friday morning which threatened to destroy the town. The fire company from Mason City was called. Among the buildings destroyed were a grocery store, bakery, barber shop and rooming house.

The Iowa Recorder, Greene, IA 17 Dec 1914

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Fire Loss at Manly

Manly. -- With hose attached to railroad water tanks, and bucket brigades hastily organized, the fire which broke out here was controlled after a block of business house on the north side of Main street had been destroyed.

The Iowa Recorder, Greene, IA 24 Dec 1914