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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Frewsburg Afire!

A Day in the Life: June 11th

(Aged 14)
Wea.                                           THU. JUNE 11, 1896               Ther.

Helped board the barn in A.M. went up to (?) Burth’s in P.M. after some lumber.  In P.M. Mr. Springer’s house burnt up.  Irma Bunce fell out of a cherry tree + broke her collar bone.  In evening Mr. Dodge’s store caught fire + burnt up.  It set the post office afire + Brant + V store.  The post office set Mr. Woodcock’s house afire and B+V store set Hazard’s blacksmith shop afire. They saved his burned house (and?) Unkle Ed Meat Market.
Frewsburg seems to have suffered a few major fires.  This may not be the one Allen describes. * 

 Postcard found here

(Aged 16)
Wea. Windy                                 SAT. JUNE 11, 1898                 Ther.

Went to factory then to Falconer to get me a handle bar standard. cost .80 cents.  In eve got ready to go to singing school but it rained.

(Aged 17)
Wea.                                             SUN. JUNE 11, 1899                 Ther.

Stayed at home all day.  All of us.

(Aged 18)
Wea.                                              MON. JUNE 11, 1900               Ther.

Went to factory.  Got a letter from Alice.  Finished papering the house.  The carpenters are working on the barn.

(Aged 19)
Wea.                                              TUE. JUNE 11, 1901                Ther.

Drew sand + hunted for a mason.  In eve Frankie went to the burg after some lime.

(Aged 20)
Wea.                                               WED.  JUNE 11, 1902             Ther.

Put a bridge in at the end of barn.

(Aged 21)
Wea.                                              THU.  JUNE 11, 1903                 Ther.

Went over Emery Hill.


Editor's Note:  Wow, what a banner day!  You'd think the excitement could be spread out a little more because that's a lot of fire for one day and poor Irma Bunce.  I wonder where Mr. Springer's house was and what started the fires? What a long summer ahead of Irma trying to heal the break but kudos for climbing the tree in the first place.  I hope someone made her a nice cherry pie.

*In the The Town of Carroll's History this fire is only briefly referenced in connection with one that happens three years later in 1899 on the other side of Main Street.  This photograph seems to be of a fire that happened in 1908 and illustrates the need for a local fire department.


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