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Fire destroys Female College in Hernando, Mississippi

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01/02/1860
Fire completely destroyed the Female College at Hernando in DeSoto County, Mississippi while injuring several of the female students and the Principal.  It broke out in a student bedroom around eleven p.m. and spread quickly through the library and science departments.  Losses were estimated at up to $20,000.  No lives were lost.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 6.

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