Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: D11-

Description: Letter of Dodge City Fires

Date of origin: 1886

Type: Document

Size: 5.5 x 8.5″

Condition: Good


Dodge City Aug 26, 1886 At 4 am fire broke out-destroyed half dozen structures in Dodge house block-between Bank of Dodge City and Hoover’s brick block. Destroyed were [Stuterants] Drug Store, Hart & Haynes Saloon, Lilghman & Co. audition house- and made “a clean sweep of the end of the old rookeries between the Bank of D.C. and Hoovers brick block. Loss $20000. partly covered by insurance


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