11/28/07 122 W, 2 I - + 18 - 15 New Bern's Great Fire of 1922

Saturday is the 85th anniversary of New Bern's great fire of 1922, this Sun Journal article notes. Burning a quarter of the city, it displaced 3,200 people and rendered $2.5 million damage. The fire is also the topic of a two-hour lecture and slide show tomorrow at the New Bern Fireman's Museum, by historian and author Bill Hand. Information about the fire is also available on the web from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, in the form of a 54-page PDF document. Be forewarned, the PDF file takes a little while to load. And here's some historical information about the New Bern Fire Department, notably old engine houses as explored by Yours Truly.

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