Poplar Grove, IL Wheeler Confectionary Store Fire, Nov 1914

Poplar Grove Has Fire

Wheeler Confectionery Store Is Destroyed Sunday Morning.

(Special to the Register-Gazette.)
Poplar Grove, Nov. 30.-Fire at Poplar Grove early Sunday morning destroyed the Wheeler confectionery store with a loss of perhaps $2000 on stock and building, the fire not spreading beyond the one building.

Daily Register Gazette, Rockford, IL 30 Nov 1914

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Poplar Grove Fire Loss Confined To One Building

Volunteer Bucket Brigade Saves Remainder of Business District.

Poplar Grove, Ill., Nov. 30.-Lee Wheeler’s restaurant, bakery and confectionery is in ruins today following the fire early Sunday morning which threatened for a time to wipe out the entire business district of the village. Volunteer fire fighters, after a strenuous battle lasting for the rest of the night, succeeded in confining the flames to the one building total loss will reach over partly covered by insurance.

Morning Star, Rockford, IL 1 Dec 1914