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Fire in Rochester, New York destroys a huge grain elevator and 50,000 bushels of grain

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05/29/1862
Fire broke out in a large grain elevator in Rochester, New York around three in the morning. All attempts to bring it under control failed and the structure, together with 40,000 bushels of wheat and 6,950 bushels of corn, were completely destroyed.  Damage was estimated at around $82,000 but no serious injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Fire in Rochester," New York Times, May 30, 1862, p. 4. 

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