West DePere, WI Dormitory Fire, Feb 1913

DePere WIS St. Norbert College Fire 2-6-1912.jpg

DORMITORY INMATES DRIVEN INTO COLD.

CATHOLIC STUDENTS AT DePERE SCHOOL EXPOSED TO ZERO COLD WHEN FIRE BREAKS OUT.

(By Associated Press.)
Green Bay, Wis., Feb. 6. -- Over one hundred students and priests were driven from the dormitory of the St. Norbert's College at West DePere, five miles from Green Bay, at five o'clock this morning by flames. They were forced to go out in the cold clad in their night clothes and marched to the gymnasium. The fire was discovered by one of the students, who awoke and smelled smoke. He spread the alarm. As the fire was confined to the walls of the building, it was difficult to fight and the volunteer fire department worked for about an hour.
The loss is about $300, covered by insurance.

Janesville Daily Gazette Wisconsin 1913-02-06