Fire at Rapinwax Paper Company


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Fire at Rapinwax Paper Company

When the Rapinwax Paper Company caught fire in the summer of 1936, where vats held two tons of wax, there was a flood of melted wax that flowed over sidewalks and grassy boulevards, down Como Avenue and onto a few adjacent streets. The fire loss was more than $109,000. Firefighters and company officials had a very long and messy cleanup.

Date: June 15, 1936

Image courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society


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