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1865 - Fire

On Saturday, Sept. 16, 1865, occurred in Augusta the most destructive fire that had up to that date occurred in the State. The entire business portion of the city was destroyed, the fire extending from the passenger bridge to Winthrop-street, and from the river to above the railroad track, leaving everything a smoking mass of ruins. All the lawyers' offices and banks, two hotels, the post-office, express and telegraph offices, all the dry goods, book and clothing stores, and a large unfinished depot were destroyed. More than forty buildings, occupied as places of business by over one hundred individuals and firms, were burnt. This was also supposed to be an incendiary fire. The loss was estimated at $250,000.

The New York Times

New York, New York

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