The Hilton Fire

I was forwarded this interesting video by Don Wells our town assessor. It must have been done a couple years ago, but it’s an interesting little piece on the fire that destroyed the better part of the village business district about 40 years ago. The Library owns a copy of the book mentioned in the piece, Hilton Fire Department 1897-1997: a continuing history book II. The photos in the book don’t really bring home the extent of the destruction captured in the video.

Check out the video here.

Every once and a while I come across an old book that was clearly a fire survivor with the marks of smoke and water damage on it.

Thanks Don for sharing a bit of history!

For more information about the Fire Department, including information about the building project, go here.

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