Elberton, GA Business Section Fire, Feb 1900


Elberton, Ga., Feb. 10. -- Fire here destroyed nearly all of the business section of this place, doing damage which is estimated at $100,000. The city has no fire protection, and the bucket brigades formed by citizens were of no avail in a temperature of 20 degrees above zero and a high wind. The fire at one time threatened the entire city, and Atlanta was called on for aid. The shifting wind, however, saved the town.

The Piqua Daily Call Ohio 1900-02-10