100 Years Ago
Barn Destroyed by Fire
September 23, 2021
Herald of Sept. 23, 1921
A 390-by-60 foot flat-type barn on the Fanny Gage farm near Martinsburg was completely destroyed in a fire that started from a lighted lantern hanging from the rafters in the hay loft. Working in nearby pig pens, occupant Berlyn Cornelius returned to find the barn engulfed. Horses and cows were saved, but harness, machinery and the season’s crops were lost.
Martinsburg had daylight electric service connected up by the Raystown Light & Power Co.
High school was closed at New Enterprise because of the illness of Prof. Riley, who was forced to resign.
The new packi...