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|
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.
Wea. SUN. JUNE 11, 1899 Ther.
Stayed at home all day. All of us.
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.
Wea. TUE. JUNE 11, 1901 Ther.
Drew sand + hunted for a mason. In eve Frankie went to the burg after some lime.
Wea. WED. JUNE 11, 1902 Ther.
Put a bridge in at the end of barn.
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.