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In the early hours of Sunday May 15, 1977 fire destroyed the cattle pavilion which was being used to store wool by Feltex Wools Ltd. The fire destroyed or damaged $1 million worth of wool and razed the $200,000 building. This fire was one in a series of mysterious fires in the city on the Sunday morning. Seen here is the Showgrounds Wool Store at the height of the blaze.

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2008N_Fi11_WOR_1426
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Fire in the Showgrounds
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Public Photograph Collection Fi 11
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Coolstore

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Pascal Street, Palmerston North
Date
1977

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Manawatu Evening Standard

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