Sandstone, MN High School Fire, Sept 1909

Sandstone High School after the fire, photo from familyoldphotos.com

SANDSTONE HIGH SCHOOL IS DESTROYED BY FIRE
(News Tribune Special.)

SANDSTONE, Minn., Sept. 21.----The high school building was struck by lightning and at an early hour this morning was a mass of ruins, the loss being $35,000 with $28,000 insurance on the building. Only a few books were saved from the flames. There was no one in the building at the time the building was struck by lightning, through scarcely half an hour before the schol[sic] directors had adjourned a meeting there.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 22 Sept 1909