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March 21, 2014

Midnight fire claimed Durham business district a century ago

A disastrous fire that broke out in downtown Durham on the night of March 23, 1914, destroyed a large portion of the downtown business district when a break in the water main left firemen powerless against the blaze.

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History fascinates us. We love to linger over old photographs or accounts of years long gone. Discovering our own personal histories can become an enjoyable pastime. This blog will provide some looks into that past. We'll look at NC history in general, and Triangle history in particular. We'll also try to give you the tips and tools (and connections) for looking at your own history.

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