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Much of downtown Houston, Texas again ravaged by fire

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03/10/1860
A year after a large fire had burned large portions of Houston, Texas, fire struck again.  It began in Hudgpeth's Eating Saloon just after midnight and spread quickly destroying buildings and businesses.  On some blocks every building was completely burned as the city's limited water supply made firefighting very difficult.  Damage was estimated at the time between $350,000 and $500,000.  (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), 176.

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