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Historians seek information on Marion County trailblazing novelist, attorney

History-lovers in Marion County are hoping that an appeal to the public may help shed some more light on Mary Anderson Matthews, a woman that local historians fear is at risk of being forgotten

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1884 night fire reshaped 200 block of Broadway
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1884 night fire reshaped 200 block of Broadway

J.F. Wollner, age 54, awoke at 2 a.m. March 4, 1884, to the frantic screams coming from the street below. His bedroom was filled with smoke.