50 Years Ago

Fire Destroys Barn


September 29, 2022

Herald of Oct. 5, 1972

Fire destroyed a two-story barn and several pieces of equipment on the Melvin Closson farm along Route 36 near Roaring Spring. Closson’s 12-year-old grandson, David, discovered the fire, and his sister, Sharon, called it in.

Mrs. J. Leonard Furry of New Enterprise was the grand sweepstakes winner of the Morrisons Cove Community Fair held at Memorial Park, Martinsburg. The junior sweepstakes winner was J. Clayton Shriver. He was a sixth grader at Martin School in Martinsburg.

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