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In Years Past

April 2, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, a large section of Jamestown's Second Ward was threatened with destruction by fire during the night but fortunately the flames were confined to the round house and shops of the Jamestown, Chautauqua and Lake Erie Railroad at the boatlanding. The fire broke out at about midnight and within an hour the buildings were simply a huge mass of wreckage, so quickly did the flames sweep through them. There was a strong wind at the time, in fact, almost a gale, and showers of burning embers were carried long distances over the Second Ward, some of them dropping as far away as Washington Street. None of them started a fire, however.



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