28 September 2015

On This Day: Prisoners set fire to jail


On This Day in 1880, the prisoners at a Grenada, MS jail set fire to a building there. The building was fully consumed and the prisoners were released and escaped. There was two injuries. 

Source
Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 28 September 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

 

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.