Fire At Walton
The town of Walton, Boone county, was visited by another destructive fire on the morning of the 4th. About 10 o’clock, while the inhabitants of that place were enjoying a pic-nic, about 400 yards from the town, fire was discovered in the carriage factory of T. H. Rice, which, together with a stock worth $1,000, a totally destroyed. The dwelling of Mr. Burns, a butcher, adjoining on the west, was also burned, and the Boone hotel, on the east side, caught fire, and narrowly escaped destruction. The total loss will foot up to about $2,000, mostly covered by insurance.
From the Covington Journal of July 8, 1871