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Fire destroys mills near Philadelphia

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08/16/1860
A morning fire destroyed the LaGrange Mills in Bustleton, on the north-east boundary of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Around twenty buildings were lost at a value of around $30,000 but no deaths or serious injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Conflagrations," New York Times, August 17, 1860. 

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