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Rockwall, TX Rockwall County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1892

Rockwall Courthouse

ROCKWALL, Tex., Jan. 27.---Rockwall courthouse was burned to-day about 2 o'clock. The fire was first discovered in the dome. The books, papers, furniture, etc., were all saved. How the fire started no one knows. The cause is supposed to have been a defective flue. The building was a wooden structure. Loss $4500, insured in the Hartford and Aetna for $3000.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 28 Jan 1892



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