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Monmouth College students help man a fire hose at one of three raging fires that were set in Monmouth on the night of Oct. 14, 1963.

‘Mad Arsonist’ terrorized Monmouth in 1963

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Damage at the Monmouth Metal Culvert plant on West 4th Avenue. Photo by F. Carter Stanton, courtesy of Susan Trevor.
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On the morning after it was leveled by fire, investigators visit the remains of Fullerton Lumber Co. on South 1st St. Photo by F. Carter Stanton, courtesy of Susan Trevor.
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Workers sift through rubble at Fullerton Lumber Co. on the morning after the fire. Photo by F. Carter Stanton, courtesy of Susan Trevor.
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A view of the fire aftermath at Monmouth Lumber Co. on West Broadway. Photo by F. Carter Stanton, courtesy of Susan Trevor.
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Another view of the Monmouth Lumber Co. ruins. Photo by F. Carter Stanton, courtesy of Susan Trevor.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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