The page above is from the 1963 Centennial Souvenir Booklet.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fire Broke Out on January 16, 1948 just after noon.

 
 

The color collage above was made from a video which was donated to the historical society.

 
 
 
 

Click here to read the January 16, 1948 Record American account of the fire.

 
 

Click here to read the remainder of the article on page eight of the Record American.