Fayette suffers devastaing fire

At 6:15 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 1911, Benjamin Thornton was walking down the main street of Fayette on his way to work in his office at the Fayette Mill and Fertilizer Company, located southeast of the train depot. As he reached the northern-most part of the business district, he noticed flames coming from Dr. J. D. Young’s drug store, located on the east side of Temple Avenue near where Robbie’s store is today.


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