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The great Fall River, MA fire of 1928....



Item # 573332

February 3, 1928

THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, February 3, 1928

* Fall River, Massachusetts fire disaster
* Home of Lizzie Borden


This 18 page newspaper has a nice five column headline on the front page: "$12,000,000 Blaze at Fall River Sweeps Business Area; No Lives Lost; Started in Abandoned Mill", with subheads (see images). Tells of the great Fall River, Massachusetts fire of 1928.

Other news of the day. Minor margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: The worst fire in Fall River's history occurred on the evening of February 2, 1928, beginning when works were dismantling the recently vacated Pocasset Mill. During the night the fire spread quickly and would wipe out a large portion of downtown. City Hall was spared, but was badly damaged. Today, many of the structures near the corner of North Main and Bedford Street date from the early 1930s, as they were rebuilt soon after the fire.

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