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William Allen Home Destroyed by Fire
The Press and tribune. (Chicago, Ill.), April 09, 1860
The dwelling house of William Allen, Esq., of Centre Prairie, three miles northwest of Princeton, Bureau County, was entirely destroyed by fire on the 30th ult., together with all the furniture, the family having barely time to escape with their lives. The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary. Loss about $2,000 - insured for #1,200.

Burson Home Destroyed by Fire
The Press and tribune. (Chicago, Ill.), April 09, 1860
On Thursday night of last week, the house of Mr. Burson, in Center Township, Bureau County, was entirely destroyed by fire. Loss $500 - no insurance.
 

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