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Springfield, NJ Town Hall and School Fire, Nov 1901


Town Hall Also Destroyed at Springfield---Old Woman's Narrow Escape.

MILBURN, N. J., Nov. 9.----The Town Hall and public school at Springfield were destroyed by fire early this morning, leaving 200 children without school facilities. Two near by dwellings and the trappings of a traveling medicine company, including a performing dog, were also burned.

The mother of Mrs. N. C. Cox, an aged woman of eighty-two years, was barely saved from the flames, being carried from one of the houses where she was sick in bed.

The New York Times, New York, NY 9 Nov 1901

article | by Dr. Radut