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In Years Past

April 12, 2014

In 1914, the school at Shamburg, Pa., near Titusville, erected 45 years previously during the height of the oil excitement in that area, was a landmark used jointly as church and school of late. It was destroyed by a fire discovered about 6 p.m. two evenings ago. A derrick and tub tank containing a small quantity of oil owned by Hampton & Dunham was also destroyed. School was dismissed at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon to allow the pupils to join with the school children of the Jerusalem district in giving an entertainment. When the building was closed for the day there was no fire in the stove or lights on in the building. The church and Sunday school supplies, including a good church organ, together with books and supplies owned by the school, were destroyed.



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