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Fannin, TX Goff Gin Fire, Aug 1902

Gin Burned

Fannin, Tex, Aug 10 - (Special.) - The fine gin belonging to the estate of Benson Goff burned at 6 o'clock this morning. The building had revently [sic] been remodeled and was comparatively new. Four new gin stands and feeders had been put in. There was a square bale press; also the Planters round bale press attached.

Fire broke out in the gin stand and feeder about 3 p.m. yesterday. It is thought to have caught from a match or friction. This was the only gin within eight miles and the loss is a great calamity to the public as well as the owners. This is the second gin lost on the present site by Mr. Goff.

The Daily Express, San Antonio, TX 11 Aug 1902

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