Friday, July 24, 2015

Flour, Timber, Cognac, and a very Large Oven

STARK & Co., foot of Sacramento st. offer for sale 100 barrels Oregon fresh Flour; 25,000 feet Oregon lumber ; 20 forty gallon casks superior cognac brandy and one iron house, 15 by 20, complete and ready for putting up. j2
Daily Alta California
Volume 1, Number 11, 2 January 1850
Early San Francisco suffered from a series of conflagrations. Corrugated iron buildings were thought to be fire-proof. And they were.  Unfortunately, it didn't protect its contents, including people sheltering from the fire, from the high heat of a structure fire.

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