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Main Street, Looking North, Carbon, Indiana



Carbon, Indiana was founded in 1870 by the Carbon Block Coal Company, who named it for its resource. The town was ravaged by a fire in 1905 that was caused by sparks from a passing train. It destroyed many of the business houses. This view shows Carbon’s Main Street

Topics: Clay County (Ind.); Business districts; Streets; Storefronts; Stores & shops; Dirt roads; Utility poles
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1910
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