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100 YEARS AGO March 27, 1914 The porter at the Owl saloon, West Capitol avenue and Louisiana street, in attempting to wipe up a damp spot on the floor caused by the leak in a barrel of alcohol by burning the liquid, unwittingly ignited the contents of a full barrel of alcohol and in addition to blowing the top off the barrel almost blew the top off the building.

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