Stephenville, TX Town Fire, Apr 1879

Tuesday, April 15.

-- Fires:  The main business portion of Stephenville, Texas: loss $50,000.

Times, Troy, NY 16 Apr 1879


Fire In Stephenville.

GALVESTON, April 15. -- A special to the Galveston News from Stephenville, Erath county, says:  The entire square east of the court house and a square in the main business portion of the town was consumed by fire to-day.  The loss will reach nearly $50,000; insurance about $25,000.

Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA 16 Apr 1879



Stephenville Enterprise:  Work is progressing on every side of the square .... There is not a vacant store or dwelling house in the place .... The work on the burnt district is going ahead.

Galveston Weekly News, Galveston, TX 26 May 1879