From the May 1, 1913 edition of the Skidmore New Era, page 1: Smoke House and Ice House Burned News came to Skidmore Monday afternoon over the phone that the F. C. Barber house was on fire. Mr. Barber and… Read moreFire at the Grigsby Smoke House, 1913
From the March 6, 1919 Skidmore News, page 1: Fire at Aaron Linville’s Fire that started in the furnace room at the Aaron Linville home last Thursday morning threatened for a time to destroy one of the best farm homes… Read moreFire at Aaron Linville’s, 1919
Mrs. A. H. Garnett (Mary Frances Ruddell) saves the Beverlin and Garnett homes from fire in 1905.
Fire damages the Opera Block of Skidmore, Missouri in 1906.
Report of a fire in the business district of Maitland, Missouri in 1899. (Skidmore, Missouri – Skidmore New Era)
As printed in the April 7, 1903 Skidmore Standard: Quitman Fire Several Buildings and Stocks of Goods are Destroyed Loss is Supposed to Aggregate $45,000 and Only Partially Covered by Insurance The following is from a special correspondent to the… Read moreQuitman Fire
We do so prefer good news. We imagine that Mr. John Brown also would have preferred a better outcome in 1901, but it was not to be. From the front page of the Skidmore Standard, July 26, 1901: Hard Luck…. Read moreHard Luck for John Brown
Fire is never a good thing, but it is an especially dangerous thing in a small town without a fire brigade. Skidmore was such a town in 1901, but thanks to the men of Parrish’s blacksmith shop and the abundant… Read moreAnother Fire in Skidmore
Skidmore citizens averted disaster on this date in 1899. From the September 1, 1899 Skidmore Standard: A Small Blaze Last Friday at about the noon hour the discovery was made that Bosley’s elevator was on fire. The blaze was on… Read moreA Small Blaze
It is severe weather season, and getting your wires crossed is never a good idea. We are reminded of both these facts by a story from the June 2, 1903 Skidmore Standard: Tuesday of last week lightning struck the telephone… Read moreNarrow Escape