On October 20, 1884 a fire that began in shavings in a mill on the western bank of the Black River was blown by the winds of autumn across the river. The fire was able to jump the river by means of the numerous islands spanning its width. As it came ashore, it quickly devastated the quiet community, burning over 70 acres, hundreds of homes and businesses and causing incalcuable sorrow to the people of Carthage, NY. In word and pictures, this is part of that story.

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Map of the Great Carthage Fire of 1884

Links to pages:

2Guyotte.html

3 Furnace Island.html

4Presbyterian Manse

5Desciples.html

6Brownell.html

7 Budd Homestead.html

8RemsenBrownHouse.html

9Operahouse.html

10CarthageAcademy.html

11Brownell.html

12Primaryschool.html

13Presbyterian.html
 14GraceEpiscopal.html  15First Baptist.html 16FirstMethodistChurch.html
 17MonumentPark.html  18StJamesCatholicChurch.html  19Partick Stewart.html
 20RockCity.html  21RailRoadStation.html  22Island Mills

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 23Other.html  24 Newspaper Clippings (1884)  25Firemen
 Old Photos1.html  OldPhotos2.html  To Build a Webpage Project Narrative
 Interdisciplinary Unit FireWalk  class.html  Contemporary Sketch of Carthage Fire

Planned, written and produced by :

Mrs. T. 4th Grade Class

West Carthage Elementary School

West Carthage, New York, 13619

 

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