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Saturday, August 21, 2010

1885: FIRE AT THE CLARENCE COTTON MILL

Long before we had the sophisticated fire fighting we have today, the rural areas' worse fear was for a destructive fire. The pages are full of fires that decimated many establishments that were to remote to bring firefighters to the scene. In many instances before Hamilton Township began to build fire companies, calls were made to the city of Trenton, or as in the case of Groveville, a call went out to Bordentown for assistance.

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