Oskaloosa, IA Town Square Fire, Dec 1916

BAD FIRE AT OSKALOOSA

PROPERTY DAMAGE $250,000

Oskaloosa, Iowa, Dec. 15 -- One fireman was seriously burned, a livery stable employee narrowly escaped suffocation and property valued at $250,000 was destroyed by a fire which early today broke out in a livery stable here and spread until it had burned all the buildings in an area of a city square. The fire which destroyed the livery stable burned 28 horses.

Daily Register-Gazette, Rockford, IL 15 Dec 1916