Paris, TX Fire, 1915
Paris Fire (1915). - A fire in Paris destroyed thirty blocks of residences and left only 15 out of 140 business houses standing. The schools suffered severely. Property loss was $5,000,000.
Mrs. Anna J. Hardwicke Pennybacker, A History of Texas For Schools: Also For General Reading and For Teachers Preparing Themselves For Examination, Revised Edition (Austin, Texas: Mrs. Percy V. Penny Backer, Publisher, 1924), page 282