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Across the river from the New York capital, a huge fire in East Albany destroys two freight depots

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
07/05/1861
At around seven in the evening a fire broke out at the riverside freight depot of the Albany and Boston Railroad Company in East Albany, New York. Before the night was over two depots, offices, freight elevators, and five loaded canal boats moored nearby were destroyed. The value of the loss was estimated in the press at more than $500,000.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Great Fire at East Albany," New York Times, July 6, 1861 

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