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Historic EVENTS in and around Welland


FIRE-On Friday noon, the barn of Mr. J. B. Comfort, in Pelham, was burned, containing the whole yield of his last harvest, wagons, &c., except some bushels of wheat carried out. The fire commenced among the litter, on the outside, and by same supposed from the embers of the owner’s pipe.

On the same evening, the N.A. Hotel at Merrittville-recently put up by W.B. Hendershot, Esq. of Thorold-was burnt down.

The St. Catharines Journal

6 November 1856

Fire: 31 October 1856