flames burst forth

 

 

 

 

 

the origin of the fire is a mystery

 

 

...incredible rapidity


...a roaring Hades of flame that baffledevery effort of the department to extinguish

 

 

...it began to look as if nearly all of Upper Main street was doomed



...the progress of the devouring element...

 

 

 

There were times--when no one would have given a picayune for the entire south side of the street...The work of the department was of the highest order of efficiency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...his condition is truly to be pitied

 

...The old steamer Black Jack could not be used during the fire...

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Image 5: "Went Up In Smoke" Sept. 27, 1890, Menasha Press
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