Clinton, IA Fish Bros. Manufacturing Fire, Jan 1908
Fire of unknown origin in the plant of the Fish Bros' Manufacturing Company in Clinton, one of the largest wagon works in the State, caused damages of $150,000. The plant is valued at $200,000 and carried insurance of $100,000. Flames started in the dry kiln at 10 o'clock in the morning. Before the main building was reduced to ashes and the company's lumber yards consumed. Nothing remains but the paint shop, blacksmith shop, lumber shed and the office building. The plant has been in operation thirteen years and employed 300 persons.
The Iowa Recorder, Greene, IA, 5 Feb 1908
Fish Brothers' Plant at Clinton Damaged to Extent of $150,000
Clinton had one of the biggest fires in its history last Sunday when the Fish Brother's wagon factory located there was damaged to the extent of $150.000. Insurance carried in more than a hundred different companies will cover the amount of the loss. The fire started in a dry kiln in the factory and as there was a high wind blowing the firemen were practically powerless in their fight with the flames.
The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, IA 29 Jan 1908