Wiped Out by Fire

Research Notes: 
$15,000 in 1891 adjusted for inflation is over $413,000 in 2018
Mower County Transcript put the loss much higher, at $112,000
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Publication Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 1891
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Wiped Out By Fire

MASON CITY, Iowa, May 2. -- Lyle, Minn., was wiped out by fire to-day. The flames first broke out in a vacated hotel. Two depots, two hotels, two elevators, Lund & Lund's store, John M. Ibers's store, three saloons, Kundson's (sic) hardware store, and several meat markets and barber's shops were burned. Only three business buildings are left. The loss will reach $15,000.