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Fire destroys part of central Bath in upstate New York

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
11/05/1859
A swift and destructive fire quickly consumed buildings and businesses in the town of Bath in upstate New York causing around $75,000 worth of damage.  Starting in a small shoe factory, very high winds spread the fire to several blocks in the town before it burned out.  There were not injuries reported.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Fire in Steuben County," New York Times, November 14, 1859, p. 3. 

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