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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).

August 5, 1948

Sudden Fire At Opheim Does $40,000 Damage–

The incorporated city of Opheim today fought for its existence when fire broke out and destroyed the Markel transfer, storage and machinery business, scorched the lumber yards and blistered the paint on oil storage tanks nearby.

Without adequate fire fighting equipment, the citizens did the best they could with what equipment there was at hand. Their chief aid came when a transient flier from California, with a...