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April 17, 2019

From the Ipswich Tribune


It is doubtful whether any town in the state has suffered from more destructive fires than Ipswich, the county seat of Edmunds County. Having been built as a boom town entirely of lumber and in a very reckless manner, then fires were once started it was almost impossible to check the same.

There were numerous fires taking out a few buildings at a time, but the first great fire was on September 19, 1895, then two entire business blocks and a number of residences were consumed. A little later another fire took the two remaining business blocks. Wit...

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