Peru, IN Fire, Nov 1873
A fire in Peru, Ind., supposed to have been the work of an incendiary, and which was discovered at 2 o'clock yesterday morning, destroyed two buildings connected with the Clifton Wheel Factory filled with finished work and dry material. About 1,000 sets of wheels were burned. Mr. Clifton's loss is $15,000; insurance on the property burned, $11,400.
The New York Times, New York, NY 1 Nov 1873