Brainerd, MN Sawmill Fire, Apr 1907


BRAINERD, Minn., April 16. - The sawmill formerly owned by the Brainerd Lumber company was destroyed by fire Sunday night. The larger part of the machinery had been removed and there was no watchman at the plant. It is said to have belonged to the Shevlin - Mathieu Lumber company at the time it was destroyed. There are various estimates as to the loss. The building was probably worth $500 to tear down and the machinery therein was old and of doubtful value. It could not be replaced with new for less than $10,000, however.

Anthony Nolan, a veteran of company K, Ninth New York Volunteer cavalry, died here Saturday night and was buried today. He went to Fort Abercrombie immediately after his release from service and resided in the then wilds for several years, and is said to have been the first man to sow wheat in Dakota. He was buried with military honors by the G. A. R. and Sons of Veterans.

Word has been received here that the postoffice at Mission, ten miles from here, burned Sunday, all the records and mail being destroyed. A stock of goods owned by A. F. Lively, the postmaster, was also destroyed, together with the residence of his son-in-law, which stood near.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 14 Apr 1907