Projectoscope Fire, Young America
Young America had a show Saturday evening, or at least they would have had, if the show had not met with the misfortune it did. It was a projectoscope, and the figures were projected in such a way that it was necessary to use gasoline. The gasoline exploded, burning tent, wagon, and the whole show. The manager was seriously burned by the explosion. The show hailed from Greentown.
Source: Hoosier Democrat, Flora, Indiana, Saturday, October 9, 1897, page 9
Contributed by: Lena Harper
Added: 8 Nov 2017