Woods Point 1939 Fires

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Woods Point after the 1939 fire. Very little remains – almost nothing was salvaged. Although fires had been burning in the vicinity of Woods Point, no fears were felt for the safety of the town. Apparently the fire was caught up by a tornado, for a wall of flame bore down upon the town with startling suddenness, and a veritable hell on earth was let loose. Residents had time to save very little besides what they stood up in before fleeing to shelter in tunnels, where many of them were almost overcome by the fumes. Some took refuge in the creek, but were driven out by the heat of the water. ….More info in the Woods Point folders nos 344 & 337


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