Long Island, KS Fire, May 1909

M'Cook, Neb., May 13. - - Fire visited Long Island, Kansas, about midnight Wednesday night, destroying approximately one hundred thousand dollars in buildings and merchandise originating in an unknown way in the Whiter Furniture Company Building. Four other buildings and blocks were destroyed with their contents. The buildings destroyed were: Whitten Furniture Store, Atkin's Hardware Store, the Lloyd Building, Buck Block and a restaurant. James Scott was severely injured, being crushed and suffering a severe scalp wound, as was also another citizen, whose name is unknown.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 14 May 1909