Watertown Fire of 1833

Quoted from Hough's History of Jefferson County (1854):

On the 7th of February, 1833, a fire occurred, which burned the extensive tannery and oil mill of Mr. J. (Jason) Fairbanks; the paper mill and printing office of Knowlton & Rice, and a morocco factory and dwelling of Kitts & Carpenter; loss about $30,000.

On July 7, 1833, fire destroyed the factories on Beebee's Island, including Levi Beebee's Jefferson Cotton Mills.

Disasters and Catastrophes

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