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Great Fall River fire of 1928....



Item # 654604

February 3, 1928

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Mass., February 3, 1928

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


The top of the front page has a nice banner headline: "$12,000,000 FIRE SWEEPS FALL RIVER", with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the Great Fall River fire of 1928. Nice for display.
Other news of the day. Complete with 16 pages, light toning and minor wear the margins, generally nice.

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.

Category: The 20th Century

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