News: Medford/Westboro (Duncan
& Taylor Fire - 1878)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Duncan, Miller, Taylor
----Source: The Stevens Point Journal (Stevens Point, WI) 01/05/1878
Fire at Westboro
A telegram was received early Sunday morning from Duncan & Taylor at Westboro, announcing that a fire was raging about their mill, and asking that one of our fire engines be sent to their assistance.
Accordingly a special train was procured and the hand engine placed aboard and sent up in charge of Mr. Geo. Miller, the foreman. Some members of the company also went up on the train, which arrived at Westboro about 11 o’clock.
The fire had caught amongst the slabs, and despite the efforts of all the men at Westboro, was gradually but surely making towards Duncan & Taylor’s mill, which but for the timely arrival of the engine would have been burned.
The engine remained there until Monday, and was brought down on the passenger train.
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