Saturday, January 16, 2010

Rural House Burns Down

On January 16, 1939 at 10:15 a.m. firemen raced to the foot of the Blue Mountain, North of Newburg for a house fire. A fire believed to have started from an overheated stove completely destroyed an occupied 2-½-story frame house and its contents. By the time firemen from Shippensburg reached the scene over the snow-covered roads the home was already on the ground. Damages were estimated at $2,000. The Vigilant Hose Company answered the alarm.

Today's post is number 800 for this site, lets try for 800 more.


wefr15 said...


Congrats on #800! I hope it will be more than 800 more. Really enjoy the history and pictures.

Cincy Bill

Seagrave said...

Brad, thanks for all the time you take to bring back memories and great history. I appreciate the detail and the facts that you research out. Always enjoy the online debates,I see it as one of the purposes of the site.
Keep posting and congrads on # 800,

Woody said...

Congrats on post #800. I always enjoy the history behind the SFD. Keep up the great work my friend!

Sparky said...

Great job on 800. Looking forward to the next 800 and than 8000. Love the site, brings back memories.