Historic Fires of Fall River (Hardcover)

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Historic Fires of Fall River (Hardcover)

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Fall River's textile boom in the nineteenth century brought with it a series of fiery disasters. The Big Fire of 1843 left more than one thousand people homeless and destroyed two hundred buildings, as well as twenty-some acres of land. After the Steiger Store Fire of 1916, mill owners pushed the city to replace horse-drawn brigades with fire engines. The intense heat from the Kerr Mill Thread Fire of 1987 melted hoses as first responders battled the blaze. Author Stefani Koorey chronicles the historic infernos of the Spindle City and celebrates the community's resilience in the face of adversity.
Product Details ISBN: 9781540203175
ISBN-10: 1540203174
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: June 6th, 2016
Pages: 162
Language: English