Community Steps Up in Time of Need — 1886

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“Warwick in History” – Fire in the upper story of the house occupied by Charles Decker and Mrs. Haines and son set the members of the Excelsior Hose Co., led by Chief Smith, to hauling their carriage up Main Street at as fast a pace as the mud would allow. The fire started and was confined to the bedroom of Charlie Haines who happened home just in time to put the blazing bed clothes out the window. When the fire lads arrived, quite winded by their pull at the truck, their service was not needed. Young Haines lost his entire wardrobe and a purse of $25 was raised and presented to him.

This was taken from a November 1886 issue of THE DISPATCH.