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Manly, Iowa Fire

Dec 12, 1913



Mason City, Ia., Dec. 12. -- Fire starting at noon today threatens to destroy the town of Manly, eight miles north of here and firemen on a special train have been rushed from here to fight the flames.  The fire was spreading at 1 o'clock and had already destroyed Clemens' bakery, Curtis' restaurant, McCarthy's millinery store and Mitchell dry goods store.

Lincoln Daily News, Lincoln, NE 12 Dec 1913


Fifteen thousand dollars' worth of business property in Manly was destroyed by fire that broke out shortly after noon Friday in the Clemmer bakery and restaurant.  The following property burned:  Mitchell general store, McMurtle millinery store, Clemmer bakery, Parker restaurant, and several small buildings.

The Humeston New Era, Humeston, IA 14 Dec 1913


Manly Junction had a fire early Friday morning which threatned to destroy the town.  The fire company from Mason City was called.  Among the buildings destroyed were a grocery store, bakery, barber shop and rooming house.

The Iowa Recorder, Greene, IA 17 Dec 1914


Fire Loss at Manly

Manly. -- With hose attached to railroad water tanks, and bucket brigades hastily organized, the fire which broke out here was controlled after a block of business house on the north side of Main street had been destroyed.

The Iowa Recorder, Greene, IA 24 Dec 1914


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