Tag Archives: fire

1940: Fire at Rickbeils

F. Hardy Rickbeil was a cool guy, and I’m glad I got to meet him. The world is the lesser for his passing.

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1961: To Put Out a Fire

  A weird editorial about capitalism, Marxism and fire, from 1961.

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1961: Fire in Ellsworth

Images of the carnage wrought by the Ellsworth fire in 1961.

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1961: Flames Threaten Ellsworth

We’re going to go a bit overboard with 1961 this week in an attempt to catch you folks up. I got a little bit behind this week again, despite best efforts. Sorry! A fire threatened Ellsworth in 1961.

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1986: Worthington Boy Recognized for Alerting Parents of Fire

Young Jeremy Matthiesen alerted his parents to a fire in 1986.

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1961: Brewster Man Starts His 21st Year as Fire Chief

John Garmer was starting his 21st year as fire chief in 1961.

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1940: Worthington Man Saves Two People in Fire, Actually!

Herman Weiese pulled two children out of a burning hotel in 1940, during a fire that killed 19 people.

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1939: Ask Flags Displayed on Streets Saturday

“Ask Flags Displayed on Streets Saturday” was a normal headline back in 1939, when verbs and subjects frequently got a bit confused and sometimes swapped places. In this case, the subject of the sentence apparently got bored and went home. … Continue reading

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1939: Firemen Sweat at Queer Fire

“Queer” meant “strange” in 1939, when this photo of firemen extinguishing a fire was taken.

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1985: Iona Fire Destroys Wooden Elevator

A fire destroyed part of the wooden elevator in Iona in 1985.

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