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Wise, VA Fire, Jun 1909

$75,000 Fire in Virginia Town.

BIG STONE GAP, Va., June 14.---A fire which broke out in the Miller House, a leading hotel of Wise, the county seat, nineteen miles north of here, yesterday afternoon quickly got beyond control and swept over most of the business section of the town, causing $75,000 loss, about one-third of the loss being covered by insurance.

The New York Times, New York, NY 15 Jun 1909



article | by Dr. Radut