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Struble Canaries ball team, circa 1910
Ed Riter, Manager
Bad Fire At Struble
Farmers Elevator Catches Fire From An Overheated Stove And Entire Structure
Fire destroyed the Farmer’s Elevator yesterday morning at Struble, about 10:45. The origin of the fire came from an overheated stove in the office near the gas engine. The fire was seen by August Johnson and Henry Geise, who were seated in front of the hotel. The fire bell rang, calling out at once the entire town to fight the blaze that threatened the entire business portion of the town. The cinders were blown on every roof for blocks away, as a strong wind prevailed. Men were stationed on every roof to fight the sparks, thus saving the town from being swept clean out by the flames. Fortunately it happened in the day time instead of at night.
The elevator was built three years ago at a cost of five thousand dollars,
~Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, Friday, Jan. 13, 1911