Norfolk, NE State Asylum Fire, Sep 1901

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INSANE PATIENTS CREMATED.

FIRE DESTROYED THE STATE ASYLUM AT NORFOLK, NEB.

Norfolk, Neb., Sept. 23. -- The state insane asylum and adjacent buildings, eight in all, were destroyed by fire early this morning. Six hundred patients were in the asylums at the time and three of them are supposed to have been burned to death. The loss is $300,000. There was no insurance. The patients are now quartered in an open field and guarded by local authorities until they can be sent to the Lincoln and Hastings asylums.

Waterloo Semi Weekly Courier Nebraska 1901-09-24