24 July 2015

On This Day: Fire destroys Lititz mill

An early morning fire destroyed a flour and grain mill just east of Lititz On This Day in 1885. A young man discovered the fire on his way home. At first he thought the millers were working late but then realized it was in fact on fire. He sounded the alarm but the mill was totally destroyed.

The mill was owned by Abraham Huber of Manheim Township and operated by his nephew, John Huber.


Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 24 July 1885. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015

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