Fire set during a robbery

Posted by | November 7, 2008

William E. Carpenter shot these 8×10 glassplate photographs at the scene of a November 17, 1901 fire in Freemansburg, WV.

Freemansburg, WV fire 1901According to the Weston Independent of November 19, 1901, the fire destroyed the businesses of Robinson and Hall and C. H. Taylor, the post office (in Robinson and Hall), and the Grange Hall.

Freemansburg, WV fire 1901
Lost were “the stamps and other postal property, the store accounts, the books of the milling company, the books and papers of the secretary of the bo[a]rd of education of Freemans creek district . . . .” The fire was set during a robbery.

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