News: Spencer (7 July 1886)
Bio: VanHousen, William
Daily Republican, Wednesday, July 07, 1886, Page: 2
AN ENTIRE WISCONSIN HAMLET REDUCED TO ASHES.
Spencer, Wis., July 7.--The entire hamlet of Romeo was burned at 1 o'clock this afternoon, including a saw mill, planing mill, five million feet of lumber, a store, boarding house, and the dwelling houses of Wm. Van Housen. Loss, $150,000; insurance, $50,000. The woods are on fire, and further particulars cannot be obtained.
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