Gilman's Depot, NY Fire, May 1884

Port Jervis, N.Y. May 3.--The entire village of Gilman's Depot, on the Port Jervis & Monticello Railroad, burned yesterday afternoon and last night. The residents were obliged to flee for their lives unable to save anything. Not over half a dozen houses are standing in a radius of five miles. The fire is still burning. Gilman's tannery and saw mills were destroyed. The whole settlement is owned by him. Loss, $100,000. Two railroad bridges were burned.

Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, 5 May 1884


Port Jervis, N.Y., May 5. -- The village of Gilman's Depot is desolate. Nothing remains but smoldering feed in the barns. The residents are compelled to sleep in barns. Many spent last night in a mill, sleeping on sawdust. They have lost everything.

Evening Observer, Dunkirk, NY, 6 May 1884