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Duluth, MN Fire Nov 1907

Damage Figured at $2,268,000 and One Life Believed Lost
DULUTH, Min., Nov. 9.--- Fire which started in the Great Northern elevator, at Superior, Wis., about 9 o'clock last night, was brought under control early today, after having destroyed the elevator, three flour mills, forty homes and 700,000 bushels of grain. Two scows, a derrick and two tugs were also destroyed.
The total loss is figured at $2,268,000, including about three-quarters of a million in wheat. All firms except Whitney Brothers, marine contractors, have insurance covering a large porportion of the losses.
One man who entered the plant of the Duluth-Superior Storage Company to rescue a tool chest was not seen again and it is thought he perished in the flames.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 10 Nov 1907

article | by Dr. Radut