Cripple Creek fire Decatur Daily Republican Decatur, Illinois May 7, 1896 Page 8, Column 4
at First the club who county. He The Cripple Creek Fire. Dr O. T. Kddy received a letter this morning from his brother who is in mining business at Grip-pie Creek, Col. He writes of the big fire which swept town of almost all its buildings. ITi9 own residence was burned and he had time to save himself ami his Ho says that while the fire \vas at its fiends were setting fire to other quarters of the town. Whenever these people caught, they were shot down without hesitation. Mr. Eddy writes that he is living at a friends' cabin. Most of the people who were left homeless are in tents.