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WHAT CAUSED THE JOINTS TO BREAK IN THE SHREVEPORT MAINS

Issue 14 and Volume 78.

WHAT CAUSED THE JOINTS TO BREAK IN THE SHREVEPORT MAINS Explanation of the Putting Out of Business of the City’s Water Supply — Conflagration Had Full Sway for a Time THE unfortunate conditions which lead to the conflagration which destroyed nine solid blocks of dwellings and stores in Shreveport, La., as described in last week’s issue, were so unusual that an account of what actually occurred from the standpoint of the water works superintendent will be found of considerable interest. The following description and the accompanying diagram have been prepared by Thomas L. Amiss, superintendent of the Shreveport water works, and give a very dear idea of the happenings which lead up to the great fire and the methods pursued to restore the interrupted service, resulting in the control of the fire in the end.The map showing the extent of the fire was prepared by the Louisiana Inspection Bureau. Mr.…

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