Marinette, WI Gram Building Fire, Oct 1901

FIRE RAGES OVER DYNAMITE

Marinette, Wis., Oct. 8--The Gram building was destroyed by fire early to-day. The loss is $35,000, partly covered by insurance. A sensation was caused during the fire when it was said there was a quantity of dynamite under the building. It was placed there, it is said, during the A. P. A. agitation. The facts came to light through fear of explosion. It is said there was enough dynamite there to wreck buildings for blocks.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 8 Oct 1901

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EXPLOSION OF DYNAMITE

Hidden Under Principal Business Block at Marinette.

STARTS SERIOUS FIRE

Daily Star Burned out and the Co. I Armory Destroyed by the Flames.

Marinette, Wis., Oct 7.--[Special]--The Gram block, one of the principal business buildings of the city, was totally destroyed by fire early this morning, and with it went the Daily Star printing office, owned by the Star Publishing company, the armory equipment of Co. I, Second regiment, the tailor shop of Naslund & Johnson, the law office of Nichols & Davis and the office of the M. & M. Bill Posting company. The total loss is about $25,000 with only partial insurance.