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Two fires at same site within 27 months

by local historian, Wilbur Bush

In 1962, a tremendous Gallatin fire caused heavy damage to 12 businesses. More severely, it destroyed the Elbert Hotel and J-K TV shop as well as causing heavy damage to the Gallatin Bowl. Apparently, the fire started in the back of the TV repair shop. All the expensive repair equipment was lost. Before the fire was under control, the north end of the square was

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