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Lee Canning Factory Fire
Roman Citizen, January 1, 1895

Lee Caning Company Loses $25,000 worth of Corn

About 2 o'clock Sunday morning fire broke out in the storehouse of the Lee Canning Company at Lee. The building contained about $25,000 worth of canned corn and the whole was destroyed. The fire was discovered by Mrs. William Phelps, wife of the company's superintendent. She gave the alarm, and neighbors did all they could to save the property, but without avail. They succeeded, however, in saving the other buildings from a similair fate. It is not known how the fire started. The evening previous M. N. Wentworth, the secretary and treasurer, and Frank Hyde were at the storehouse and took care of the fire for the night, and when they left everything appeared all right. The contents of the storehouse were insured for $22,000.

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