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1914
BAD FIRE AT
CEMENT CITY

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GENERAL MERCHANDISE STORE
AND MARKET AND BARBER
SHOP ARE BURNED.

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    Fire, which started apparently from a defective flue, completely destroyed the general merchandise store of Horton & Moreland, Cement City, Thursday morning. The flames also leaped across the Eagle Ford pike and destroyed the barber shop of S. M. Whittington and the meat market of M. F. Millikan, involving a total loss of close to $10,000. The building owned and occupied by Horton & Moreland, was a large two-story frame and burned fiercely, the flames being fanned by a good, stiff breeze.
    The blaze originated in the roof and apparently was caused by some defect in the flue. Horton & Moreland handled groceries, dry goods, etc., and the building and contents were valued at $8,000, on which about $5,000 insurance was carried. Little was saved from the store.
    The building across the road, occupied by the meat market and barber shop, was owned by a man by the name of King, who resides in Fort Worth. This building is estimated to have been worth about $600. It was burned to the ground and the stock and fixtures owned by Mr. Millikan were valued at about $300, on which there was no insurance. Practically all the contents of the barber shop were carried out by volunteers and Mr. Whittington suffered little actual loss.
    The general merchandise store and other building[s] were located just in the edge of Cement City.

- January 15, 1914, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 6.
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CEMENT CITY STORES BURN.
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Loss of $9,000 Is Cause by Fire
Starting in Two-Story Frame
Structure.

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    Between 9 and 10 o'clock yesterday morning, fire destroyed the general merchandise of J. B. Moreland & Co., formerly the Horton & Moreland store; the meat market of M. F. Millikan and the barber shop of S. M. Whittington at Cement City, just west of Dallas, the total loss being about $9,000.
    The fire started in the building owned and occupied by J. B. Moreland & Co., which was a two-story frame structure. The building and contents were valued at about $8,000, and were insured for $5,000. The stock consisted of dry goods, groceries, etc., and very little of it was saved.
    Leaping across the Eagle Ford road, the flames set fire to the frame building owned by Mr. King of Fort Worth, and occupied by the meat market of M. F. Millikan and barber shop of S. M. Whittington. The building, which was valued at about $600, and the stock and fixtures belonging to Mr. Millikan, were destroyed, but most of the contents of the barber shop were taken out and saved. Mr. Millikan estimates his loss on stock and fixtures at about $300, and had no insurance. The origin of the fire is not known.

- January 16, 1914, Dallas Morning News, p. 16, col. 3.
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1923
GIRLS' BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
OF COUNTY WON BY CEMENT CITY

  Reading from left to right: Miss Lillian Coppinger, running center; Miss Mildred Pierce, jumping center; Miss Minnie Jones, guard; Miss Estelle Campbell, guard; Miss Alta Coppinger, forward; Miss Mary Davis, forward (captain); Miss Emma King, coach.  

- March 11, 1923, Dallas Daily Times Herald, Sec. II, p. 4, col. 2-4.
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