Sunday, August 24, 2008

Barn Burns Down Two Miles East Of Town

On August 24, 1936 around noon firemen were alerted to a barn fire two miles east of Shippensburg. The fire of undetermined origin destroyed the 50 by 80 foot barn, a milk house, hog pen, a bull and sow, machinery and crops. The engine was of little use because the level of the water in the well was 30 feet and the engine was unable to obtain a draft. Firemen did what they could to protect exposures. Damages were estimated at $5,000 to $6,000. The Vigilant Hose Company answered the alarm.

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