A fire occurred at Pulaski last Tuesday, destroying about $25,000 worth of property.  It originated in the Machine shop of Patterson & Connell, just below the North-east corner of the square, destroying the building in which it originated and, the family grocery and dwelling of Geo. N. McGREW, the dwelling of E.S. WILLIAMSON, the new livery stable and store house of Rainey & Brother, the livery stable of J.H. JACKSON, the grocery house of T.J. CHOATE, and R. HARRIS, were destroyed, and but little of the contents saved, except the horses and carriages in the livery stables.

Source: Whig & Tribune. 26 August 1871. Available online at Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.