Great Fire of
May 3, 1901 A.D.
stop for Constance
& Firebug Leech was
Jacksonville, Florida on a trip over the last 56 years, which
the Reader will grand was phenomenal.
On May 3rd,
1901, Jacksonville, Florida a blaze stampeded across the city
leaving a 2 mile wide swath of destruction in its wake.
Historians describe it as the most destructive in Jacksonville
one of the few who died during the blaze. Miraculously,
only 7 people perished. It was later decided that he died
of fright. His wife Constance joined him two days
later. Her death described as exhaustion.
to a close an era of "Great Fires." And
laid the ground work for the Modern Times.