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Maysville, Kentucky

Opera House Fire

January 30, 1898

Fire in Maysville

Maysville, Ky., Jan 31. -- the Washington Opera House and the Mason County Library building, full of rare books and prehistoric relics, were burned and a number of business houses more of less damaged. The loss will approximate $50,000.

Newark Daily Advocate, Newark, OH 31 Jan 1898

       

But one incident had marred the serene march of Maysville's events.  That was the disastrous fire of January 30, 1898, when was destroyed the Opera House and Parker's Livery Stable.  Today the fully equipped and efficient fire departments of the city render impossible continuation of such costly conflagrations.

History of Maysville and Mason County, page 256

       

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