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Parade in Liberty about1900 on Water Street
The Union church still stands today.  However, the school, parsonage and blacksmith shop are gone in the other East Point Photo.  Also, just for history's sake, The church in the East Point photo was called Bethlehem Church.  It was actually the 2nd church to be built at East Point.  There are obituaries where it is stated individuals are buried in the yard at the Church at Bethlehem.This refers to the church in this photo.  It exists today as the Hall at East Point. 
Miller's Foundry burned about 1934
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Old Mill located just off Rt 414 on N. Side. of Liberty (No longer there
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Liberty Milk Plant Fire (1945)
Dear Joyce:

Included is a photo from my mother's, (Esther Pearl Simpson Messner) album of the Liberty Milk Plant Fire (I am not aware of the date, and the photo is not dated).

Thank you again for the perfect genealogy web site.

Best Regards,

Marlyn Messner Stone
Bushnell, FL

MAY 6, 1945

LIBERTY ---Fire, presumably caused by a short circuit, destroyed three large sections of the East Smithfield Farm Milk Plant here Sunday, damaging a nearby house and causing losses estimated at $190,000.

J.E. Brownback, of Philadelphia, head of the corporation, arrived here last night to arrange for the rebuilding of the damaged portion of the plant as soon as possible.

The main building, where powdered milk is manufactured for the armed services, and all powder boxes of the plant were destroyed.  Also the storage, sterilizing and evaporating divisions were lost.  Sections of the building were still under construction and had not been used.  Lumber which was to be used for this construction and 120,000 pounds of powder were also among the losses.  Some of the smaller machinery, however, is being salvaged.
House Badly Damaged
The fire, which started at 11 a.m., was believed to have originated in one of the powder boxes where a short circuit caused an explosion and threw flames in all directions.  The manager, B.H. Lockwood, was in another part of the building when the fire broke out.  His home which is adjacent to the plant was damaged severely.  Losses to the dwelling were placed at approximately $1,000.
Battle Fire Four Hours
                      The Liberty Volunteer Fire Company fought the blaze for a time before calling the Blossburg and Canton companies.  A total of 150 fireman battled the fire for four hours, during the course of which they were hindered when part of a burning wall of the building fell and damaged two main lines of hose of the Liberty company.  No volunteer firemen were injured.

 A crew of workmen of the Liberty group stayed on the scene until late afternoon.  During the night volunteer residents of this vicinity were helping clear away the debris so that the milk could be brought in this morning as usual.

photo of PO at Barfelden which was near.Liberty on what is now Rt 414. It was drawn in 1880  by Chas. Baunan who grew up in the Nauvoo area.
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