Ainsworth Fire: 0054.0018

AINSWORTH WIPED OUT. Business Center of Town Burned. – Loss $35,000.

            The heart of Ainsworth was burned out in a decidedly short space of time last Sunday night.

            The fire started in the McNeal building, how, it is not known, and soon communicated to the large hotel building owned by the Ainsworth S.S. Co.  Though the whole town turned out and worked manfully, all efforts were vain, and the fire only subsided when there were no more buildings to feed upon.

            In all some thirteen buildings were destroyed.  H. Geigerich is perhaps the heaviest loser, nearly all his entire stock of goods being destroyed; only partially insured.  All the hotels were destroyed.  Green Bros. large store building was saved after a hard fight.

            The total loss is probably about $35,000, with insurance to about one-third that amount.  The town will be rebuilt as speedily as possible.

0054.0018: Ainsworth Fire

Heart of town burned

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  May 2, 1896
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Kaslo Kootenaian
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0054)


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