Thursday, June 17, 2010

Spring Street Stable Burns

On June 17, 1920 at 2 a.m. firemen were sent to Spring Street for a stable fire at the A. C. Cressler property. The stable was not burnt down but was rendered useless by the fire. Firemen were on the scene quickly and prevented further destruction. Damages were estimated at $2,000 and the cause was undetermined. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies battled the blaze. Remember unlike many communities the size of Shippensburg and even smaller the SFD was still not motorized at this time. The blaze would have been fought with the CV's chemical wagon and the Vigilant's hose wagon.

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