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Digby’s Memorable 1899 Fire

On Monday, February 13th, 1899, much of Water Street, Digby was on fire. According to the Digby Courier, there was also a northeast gale and blinding snowstorm that was one of the worst in Digby’s history. To make matters worse, a Dominion Atlantic Railway train was stuck in front of the fire station, restricting access to the fire. Many of Digby’s businesses and buildings on Water Street were destroyed.

Date: 1899

Reference:  Admiral Digby Museum 1987.09

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