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Texas Capitol Burning, Nov 9, 1881
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Item Number: 26100 
Source: Collection of M. Prince 
Notes: On Nov 9, 1881 the Old Stone Capitol, built in 1853, was almost completely destroyed by fire. The fire was caused by a wood burning stove that had only just been installed and was vented into a wall cavity that was mistakenly thought to be a flue.