The 1900 Hoboken Docks Fire

From The History Guy.

On June 30, 1900 what was described as “a slight blaze in a bale of cotton” quickly spread into a disaster that newspapers branded the “Hoboken Horror.” The great Hoboken Docks Fire killed hundreds, destroyed millions of dollars in property, and demonstrated risks of the era of great ocean liners.

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