Rutland, VT Grist Mill Fire, Oct 1838
On Friday last, the grist mill and turning shop of Capt. Daniel Dammon, Jr., in the south part of Rutland, took fire about noon, and were wholly consumed, with a considerable amount of lumber, stock and machinery. The whole loss is estimated at $1100. The buildings were ensured to the amount of $500 with the Worcester Mutual Fire Insurances Company. The fire is supposed to have originated from a spark accidentally falling among the shavings in the shop.
Barre Weekly Gazette, Barre, MA 2 Nov 1838