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|Years:||1883 1884 1885 – 1886 – 1887 1888 1889|
Significant events from 1886.
A fire destroys much of Ellettsville's business section. It started in the Shook and Faulkner Wagon Factory and that building along with eight others are burned to ashes: W.H.H. Jackson's store and residence, the Perry Brothers store, W.T. Harris' store, J. A. May's barber shop, Doctor R.C. Harris' drug store, Doctor James M. Harris' residence, and the Odd Fellows building.
- 13th - Two trains collide near the Woodyard, killing engineer Daniel Heaphy and destroying nine freight cars and an engine.