Tuesday, April 20, 2010
1985 The Biggest Fire
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April 17, 1985
One of the biggest fires in Soperton was this one of the Fowler Cotton Warehouse. It's one of 50 negatives of the fire, and this is the first time it has been published. It shows the seedhouse at the right, which is in 2010 the office of the concrete plant. A large crowd turned out to see it, most of the people standing on the railroad (pictures of them, too). Another big fire was the Soperton Guano plant. In the old, olden days there was another cotton warehouse fire next to the creek, but there were no pictures made, and some men got into a bunch of trouble. If anyone knows the details, please post them as a comment.
Others that week: Baseball, subscription sellers, primary kids, Girl Scouts, Mulberry Bush store, Boosters pancake supper, STAR Student Tim Phillips and STAR Teacher Brenda Brown.