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Fire devastates the small New Hampshire town of Laconia

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11/21/1860
In Laconia, New Hampshire, a fire began in the stable of the Cerro Gordo Hotel, spread to the hotel itself, then raced down the main street, destroying practically every business in the small town.  The post office and the telegraph office were among the thirty-five buildings burned.  Damage was estimated at around $125,000 but no serious injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Recent Fire at Laconia N.H.," New York Times, November 23, 1860, p. 1. 

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