Minneapolis, MN print shop blaze, Jan 1897


Moffett, Thurston & Plank's Office Damaged by Fire.

Fire in the Morrison block, 245-47 Second avenue S. Saturday night, resulted in a loss of about twenty-five hundred dollars and the death of a bull terrier dog. The Moffett, Thurston & Plank Printing company, occupying the three floors of the building, were the principal losers. The contents of this establishment, valued at about two thousand dollars, were destroyed, and $500 damage done to the building.

"Brownie," a bull terrier belonging to the members of the Minneapolis fire patrol and salvage corps, was run down by the horse en route to the fire and died from the effect of his injuries.

The Minneapolis Journal, Minneapolis, MN 11 Jan 1897