Sunday, February 4, 2007

1947 Fire Response

In October of 1947, there were many forest fires in the State of Maine, 200,000 acres od forest land burned. In response, the men of Ripley formed four forest fire crews, each with a Deputy Fire Warden in charge.

The Fire Warden was John H. Gordon. His deputies were: James M. Laughton, Albert L. Sevey, Linwood "Tim" Haseltine and William Glidden.

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  1. Would you by any chance have access to the names of the 16 dead from the 1947 fire in maine?

  2. ddan, no, I'm sorry I don't have any information about the deaths.


Census of Ripley,  Maine c. 1910 From:   " The East Somerset County Register"    Compiled and Published by Chatto & Tu...