Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fire Destroys Barn Near Walnut Bottom

On September 8, 1940 at 8:00 p.m. firemen were sent to just outside Walnut Bottom for a barn fire. A fire caused by spontaneous combustion destroyed a two-story barn and its contents. Also lost were a hog pen and several hogs. Damages were estimated at $5,000. Vigilant Hose fireman Mark Snoke suffered a heart attack while battling the blaze. The Vigilant Hose Company and Friendship Hose of Newville answered the alarm. Later in the day both companies answered another working barn fire in Newville’s area, that post will be left for another year.

The following add appeared in today's paper in 1972, what do you know a show of unity in the 70's.


Sparky said...

Maybe we should try this now? How will think it will fly?

Sparky said...

I guess no one wants to comment on one big Shippensburg Fire Dept Picnic. I think this would be a good idea.

Brad Myers said...

Hey Sparky, now you know how I feel when I go weeks without a comment. It gets lonely, good thing I have all these imaginery friends in my head to go along with my friends, Jack, Porter and old grand dad.

I don't live in town so I really have no opinion on the subject.