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Great Boston Fire Site

Great Boston Fire Site

November 9 to 11 of 1872 saw much of 
downtown Boston destroyed by a fire which
started here and reached Washington Street, 
Liberty Square and the waterfront before being 
contained. 

At its height, firefighters from five New England 
states fought the blaze. Damage was estimated at 
$75 million. A combination of wooden buildings, 
high winds, and a shortage of horses to pull the fire 
equipment all contributed to the destruction.

Submitted by RainbowThyme

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