Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Building Burns During Storm

On May 26, 1933 in the afternoon hours an electrical storm passed over the area striking a storage shed between Pleasant Hall and Upper Strasburg. The large shed and its contents were destroyed butt the neighbors were able to save some of the contents. The rural pumper made the trip in fourteen minutes despite driving through blinding rain most of the way. They immediately laid 700 feet of hose to a nearby stream and extinguished the burning timbers. Damages were estimated at nearly $1,000. The Vigilant Hose Company answered the alarm.

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