This Day In History Straw Market fire in Nassau

first_img Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Courdney Gardiner, nassau, straw market Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThis day in history in 2001 September 4 a fire on bay street swallowed up the historic world famous straw market in Nassau… a fire said to be set after a lover’s quarrel; peanut vendor Courdney Gardiner was arrested and sentenced to two years for the mammoth blaze which sent vendors screaming from the building… today there is a new 38,000 sq ft site for the 500 straw vendors on Bay Street in Nassau. That original straw market was established in the 1940s after the sponging industry plummeted. Another Murder in Nassau GB Port Authority given new milestones, with extension of concessionslast_img

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