Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1891 Lost Dishes

Eventually, I will post some very extensive articles of the devastating "Lake of Fire" (as labeled by G.L. Adams, publisher and editor of The Fowlerville Review) which visited the village in early March, 1891, destroying numerous buildings, including the Palmerton block (now the Harmon building). But in the meantime, some interesting little blurbs, such as the following, have caught my eye:

Two large dishpans of banded china dishes were taken from Mrs. E.M. Spencer's house during the fire on Sunday and put over in the corner of Mrs. Power's yard. They have not been found, probably someone through kindness has taken care of them. If so, they would confer a great favor by letting it be known at this office, at once.

I wonder if they were ever found. About a month later, the following article appeared in the newspaper:

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