Bowling Green, VA Town Fire, Apr 1955
BOWLING GREEN FIRE.
Bowling Green, Va. (AP) -- The busliness life of this northern Virginia town was paralyzed Monday as the result of a $750,000 fire that proved to be a tragic replay of history.
Only six of 26 buildings remained after a four hour blaze that engulfed the Bowling Green business district Sunday.
The flames started in a hayloft of a barn behind a row of business houses -- and occurred 55 years to the day after a fire that nearly wiped out the community.
The outbreak in 1900, centered in the same area of this town of 700.
Waterloo Daily Courier Iowa 1955-04-11