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Eighty-thousand bushels of rice burn in a Charleston, South Carolina fire

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01/09/1859
On this day, in the western part of Charleston, South Carolina, a mill and warehouse caught fire and were completely destroyed. Burned also were 80,000 bushels of rice. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Fires," New York Times, January 12, 1859, p. 1.

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