Stanhope, IA Town Fire, Nov 1905
IOWA TOWN WAS HIT BY BIG FIRE.
IT IS NEARLY WIPED OFF THE MAP BY FLAMES WHICH BROKE OUT DURING THE NIGHT.
Stanhope, Ia., Nov. 17. -- The town of Stanhope with fifteen hundred population was nearly wiped out by fire last night. Twelve business houses, a hotel and many stables were burned. The loss is fifty thousand dollars. There was no water and citizens were compelled to stand in the streets and see the town burn.
Janesville Daily Journal Wisconsin 1905-11-17