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In Hoosick Falls, New York, a massive fire destroys a mowing machine factory

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11/05/1860
A massive nighttime fire burned to the ground Walter Wood's mowing machine factory in Hoosick Falls, New York.  One of the largest employers in the area, with 323 men working there, the damages  to the business were estimated at around $200,000.  With no available fire department, the flames had been uncontrollable and were seen as far away as Troy, and in Whitehall, New York, fifty miles away.  No injuries were reported, however.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Great Fire in Hoosick Falls," New York Times, November 7, 1860.

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