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Five newspaper offices burn in Memphis, Tennessee fire

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Fire broke out in the basement of the Eagle and Enquirer newspaper on Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee. The flames spread to other newspaper offices gathered in this area and four more were destroyed, including the Presbyterian Sentinel and the Christian Advocate. Several other stores were also burned. In all, half a city block on the street was burned out with total damages estimated at $150,000. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 387. "Destructive Fire in Memphis," New York Times, March 3, 1859, p. 1.


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