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"Great fire" on School Street in 1838 (Worcester, Mass.)

"Great fire" on School Street in 1838 (Worcester, Mass.)

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Title:
"Great fire" on School Street in 1838 (Worcester, Mass.)
Description:
Image depicts fire fighters with "engine" of the period fighting the fire. Rolls of hoses on wheeled carriages, wet "blankets" being placed on adjacent structures, residents throwing valuables from windows and general melee surrounding the fire.
Date:
1838
Format:
Prints
Location:
Worcester Public Library
Collection (local):
Worcester Collection
Subjects:
Worcester (Mass.)--Fires and fire prevention--Pictorial works
Worcester (Mass.)--History--1783-1865--Pictorial works
Worcester (Mass.)--Streets--School St.
Great Fire, Worcester, Mass, 1838
Fires--Massachusetts--Worcester--19th century.
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Worcester
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Notes:
Image taken from unidentified book. In the collections of the Worcester Public Library, Worcester, Mass. http://www.worcpublib.org/
Language:
English
Identifier:
great_fire_on_school_street_in_1838_worcester_mass