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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).

September 18, 1947

Basement Fire Threatens

School At Peerless–

There was no school in Peerless Tuesday, the school house was on fire. Volunteer townsmen, aided later by Scobey's chemical truck with Howard Hillstrom and Gordon Downing, were successful in saving the building and all contents except the coal.

Noticed about 6:30 that morning by Rudy Anderson, janitor, flames are believed to have started sometime during the night before by the exhaust from a gasoline powered light plant which ignited the supply of school coal in its basement bin.

Volunteers poured in

water from the town water tank and were able to get the flames under control. In addition to water from the

tank, Red Comet chemical

bombs in the amount ...