Middleburg, MD Horse Farm Fire, July 1892
BURNED TO THE GROUND.
DESTRUCTION OF THE FAMOUS BOLLINBROOK STABLES -- SIXTEEN FINE HORSES ROASTED.
Baltimore, July 25. -- The famous Bollinbrook stables, on the farm of R. W. Walden, at Middleburg, Carroll County, Md., were struck by lightning and set on fire. Bollinbrook is a model stock farm. John A. and A. H. Morris own most of the stock there. The horses are valued at nearly $500,000. The stallions include such animals as imported GALORE, who cost $30,000, TOM OCHILTREE and the beautiful imported HOPEFUL. Probably the only insured horse on the farm is imported GALORE. Sixteen horses were burned to death, but their names are not yet known. The buildings were entirely destroyed. The main stable contained about 110 box stalls.
Hamilton Daily Republican Ohio 1892-07-25