Rock River
Military Academy
Dixon, Lee County Illinois

The dormitory at the Rock River Military Academy northeast of the city, was completely destroyed this morning by fire which broke out at about 6:20 o'clock shortly after all of the cadets therein had been awakened by the first call of the day.

Consquently all the 15 cadets who were occupants of the building were able to save practically all of their belongings, while none were injured in any way. In all probability the fire gained its origin from a defective chimney. This chimney has burned out a number of times during the winter.

The dormitory was a three story frame building and was valued at $10,000. It was erected some 12 years ago.

From - The Evening Telegraph Jan. 12, 1915

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