1853 - Great Fire at Green Bay, Wis. - Half the Town Destroyed.
ALBANY, Monday, Nov. 7.
The town of Green Bay, Wis., was visited by a destructive fire on Monday night, which consumed some thirty buildings, including three warehouses, the United States Hotel, the Advocate's Office, &c., entailing a total loss of about $100,000, which is only partially insured. The warehouses, which contained large quantities of goods belonging to up-country merchants, were owned by Mesers. WHITNEY & SMALLEY. Mr. WHITNEY also owned seven stores which were destroyed, and is probably the heaviest loser. The fire is supposed to have been caused by drunken Indians.
The New York Times
New York, New York
November 8, 1853
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