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In Wisconsin, a Christmas morning fire destroys a Milwaukee factory

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12/25/1860
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a morning fire at the Empire Mills caused around $100,000 in damage.  The mills were severely damaged but no serious injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Fire at Milwaukee," New York Herald, December 29, 1860, p. 7. 

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