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75 Years Ago


Items taken from weekly issues 75 years ago, from the Daniels County Leader, est. 1922 (continuation of the Scobey Sentinel, est. 1912).

April 25, 1946

Fire at Haug Farm–

Fire at the Melvin Haug farm northwest of Scobey Saturday afternoon completely destroyed a 2 1/2 ton truck belonging to Westland Oil Company and caused considerable damage to farm buildings and stored wheat.

Richard Coughlin, Jr., a partner in the Westland firm, was unloading gas at the Haug farm, now operated by Ole Bjarko, when a spark from the gasoline pump engine in a compartment of the tank truck started a small flame. Attempts were made to get the truck away from the buildi...