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1946 fire upset Superior grain markets

Bossemeyer Elevator


September 23, 2021

It was 75 years ago last February when fire destroyed a Superior elevator located across the street south of what is now the Petro Plus Station. At that time the Day & Frees Lumber Yard was located there and the firemen worried the fire might spread to the lumber yard. Several pictures and a story printed in this issue of The Express retell the fire story.

The elevator fire was not only the largest in Superior's history but it caused a big disruption in the Superior grain market and left only two elevators with railroad access.

The Superior Milling Company located on east First Street...

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