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Bangs, TX Fire, Apr 1909

Front Street, Bangs, TX 1910s-1920s, photo from familyoldphotos.com

SEVEN BUILDINGS BURN.

Bangs, Near Brownwood, Suffers Loss During the Night.

BROWNWOOD, Texas, April 7.--- Fire at Bangs, nine miles west of Brownwood Tuesday morning, originating in the Rhodes barber shop, destroyed the Gibson drug store, Howell grocery, Woodmen of the World hall, telephone office, Schoolcraft confectionery and Brayer blacksmith shop, all farm buildings. No insurance. The fire was stopped by tearing down the Schoolcraft building.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX 7 Apr 1909



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