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DID YOU KNOW: Fire on the Island

Your weekly historical fact, courtesy of the Easton Historical Society

DID YOU KNOW: Fire on the Island

DID YOU KNOW  that on this day in 1849 the Ames Shovel factory on the Island caught fire during the night and it was not discovered until morning?

It started from the bottom of the chimney from the soot.  The building “was almost lost”.

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