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In South Carolina, fire badly damages the Spartanburg Female College but no injuries are reported

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04/14/1860
The Spartanburg Female College had opened in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1855 under the auspices of the Methodist Church.  On April 14, 1860, it suffered a fire that destroyed one of its four buildings and damaged much of the college's furniture, including musical instruments.  No injuries were reported. The college survived the fire but closed permanently shortly after the Civil War. (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), 293.
Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal, January 28, 1940, p. 5.  

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