Crary, ND Business Section Fire, Feb 1907

Part of the Ruined Town of Crary Ruins of the Town

FIRE AT CRARY.

FULLY HALF THE TOWN WAS BURNED YESTERDAY INCLUDING MANY OF THE LARGEST BUSINESS HOUSES, HOTEL AND OPERA HOUSE.

Representative MILLER of Crary received two messages yesterday telling him of the destruction of half his home town by fire. From these messages it appears the fire started at 8 o'clock in the morning in the opera house block and in a trice the entire building was in flames making the only protection the town has against fire, a chemical engine, practically useless. Before the fire burned itself out the following places of business were destroyed, together with their contents:
The Opera House.
S. M. ALLEN'S butcher shop.
LaDUKE'S livery stable.
SOUTH & Bros. general store.
McLEOD & CAVANAUGH'S hardware store.
WALT WALK'S general store.
WILLIAM PITT'S confectionery store.
CAVANAUGH & Co's. drug store.
The City Hotel.
The above covered about two blocks, which were cleaned up slick and completely. MR. MILLER has no idea of the amount of the losses nor of the insurance and says the only good thing about it is the fact that undoubtedly the enterprising people who are the sufferers, will undoubtedly rebuild better than before.

Bismarck Daily Tribune North Dakota 1907-02-14