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Snapshots: Before the Great Downtown Fire, July 4th, 1911

Snapshots: Before the Great Downtown Fire, July 4th, 1911

July 4 ,1911- Mayor Jonah Woolsey (second from left) addresses a large crowd gathered at Main Avenue and Baylor (now Third) Street, during three hours of speeches in celebration of the holiday. Later that evening, stray sparks from fireworks at Memorial Park would light several piles of unused bunting afire next to the Geo. Hardlin…

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Snapshots: The Great Flood of 1914

Snapshots: The Great Flood of 1914

Intersection of Ludlow and Barnham Streets, in the city’s Northside section, during the Great Flood of 1914. The late-January flood was a result of an unseasonable warm spell dumping the melted remains of the Great Blizzard of 1914 (which itself had also indirectly led to the Cronin & Sons sawdust factory explosion) into the already…

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