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Aftermath of a fire in Hesston, circa 1921, #001
Collection: Street Scenes

Title

Aftermath of a fire in Hesston, circa 1921, #001

Subject

main street

Description

"The Fire @ Hesston" -handwritten on back of photograph

According to Murray Bandy ("Hesston Centennial 1886-1896"), the presence of Swartz Bros Cash Grocery dates the image at 1922-23 (p. 34) or 1920-24 (p. 65). It seems likely that this is the fire described on p. 69., dating it April 15, 1921. That fire started in the Howard restaurant, destroying four buildings entirely (the drug store, barber shop, Rapp house, and the restaurant) and damaging many others.

Creator

unknown

Publisher

Hesston Public Library

Date

1921-04-15

Rights

Used with permission from Naomi Rutschmann

In Copyright In Copyright

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Identifier

hh_ss_001.jpg

hh_ss_001b.jpg

Coverage

1920s

Hesston (Kan.)


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Citation
unknown, “Aftermath of a fire in Hesston, circa 1921, #001,” Hesston Public Library, accessed December 7, 2021, https://hesston.digitalsckls.info/item/1559.