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125 Years Ago

Fire Whistle Sounds

Herald of April 14, 1898

At 6 o’clock on Friday morning the blank book factory fire whistle sounded the fire alarm in Roaring Spring. Many of the denizens of the village had not yet arose, but soon with partially buttoned suspenders and disheveled hair, they rallied to the scene at Frank Akers grocery and meat market. An old sawdust spit-box sat near the door and it is supposed some fellow threw a “snipe” therein and during all the night it smoldered, and was discovered in the morning. The loss consisted of a broken showcase, soaked tobies and a slight burning of the weatherboarding....

 

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