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Alvarado, TX Corn-Sheller & Gin House Fire, Nov 1885

Alvarado, TX Corn-Sheller & Gin House Fire, Nov 1885

Fire Record.

Blaze at Alvarado

(Special To The News)

Alvarado, November 4. – This morning, about 2 o’clock, the mammoth steam corn-sheller and gin-house belonging to G. W. COTTER, and being run by Cotter & Buchanan, caught fire in the loose shucks. A wagon loaded with shucks also caught fire. It was hauled out, but consumed. The men operating the sheller, assisted by a large crowd of citizens, extinguished the fire before any further damage was done, and what at one time bid fair to become a first-class fire was arrested.

Galveston Daily News, Galveston, TX 5 Nov 1885



article | by Dr. Radut