Sunday, December 28, 2008

Barn Burns On Newville Road

On December 28, 1937 at 5:30 p.m. firemen responded to a barn fire at Shippensburg R. R. 1, (Newville Road, close to the quarry). A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a large bank barn and some of its contents. Passing motorist assisted the farmer in removing the cattle and some of his machinery. When firemen arrived all that could be done was to protect the exposures. Damages were estimated at $10,000. The Vigilant Hose Company answered the alarm.

This shot glass was given away by the West End Fire and Rescue Company during their WEFR Day in 1974.

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