Tuesday, May 27, 2008

News Items from January 1900

This picture is the Eli L. Nunn residense located near the community of Bells Mines. On the porch seated is Mr. Nunn, daughters, Nell, Mable, Eva, and wife Maria. Made about 1899.

Janaury 4, 1900 - Destructive Fire.

The handsome residence of Mr. Eli L. Nunn, of Bells Mines, was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. The fire originated in the second story and had gained such a headway when discovered, that a fight against it was useless. Some of the household goods were saved. The house was practically a new one, it was built just a few years ago at a cost of more than $2,000 and was one of the best, if not the best, in that section of the country. Mr. Nunn carried only $700 insurance, and his loss consequently is very heavy.

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