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The Great Fire
Holsinger Studio Collection U-293

The Great Fire
Holsinger Studio Collection U-293

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John T. Thornton, the son of William Mynn Thornton (Chairman of the Faculty), was twenty years old at the time of the Great Fire. He recorded his eyewitness account on the evening of the fire, Sunday, October 27, 1895, in a letter to his mother,…

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