Buchanan set a record of 335 fires in the summer of 1862, including his own house (which he burned a total of 68 times), and Frederick Ulysses Neptune’s Land of Mechanical Oddities and Entertainment. He died while he was trying to escape the police by diving into the ocean.
- Ronaldo said "Mayor Dewey estimates damages [caused by Buchanan] to be $600,000".
- According to Ronaldo, there is a legend about Buchanan's ghost still haunting the Boardwalk, trying to add one more fire to his record. However, this story might be of Ronaldo's invention.