Explosion at the post office, Pearl builds up

Reflections from our file - Encampment Herald

 


Reprint of this story from the August 5, 1904 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community.

BIG FIRE AT

RIVERSIDE

Post Office and Miss Peebles Store Consumed -- Exson Badly Burned

An explosion of gasoline in the building occupied by the Riverside post office early Saturday morning caused the biggest conflagration in the history of that place and frightfully burned Postmaster A. B. Exson.

The cause of the explosion is a mystery. Mr. Exson was pouring gasoline from a five-gallon can into a s...



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