New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

History of New Rockford: March 20, 2023


March 20, 2023

About 3 a.m. Oct. 30, 1905, a fire alarm brought people to the corner of Stimson and New Haven, where J.T. Wiltsie’s barn was on fire. “Strenuous work” got the flames out before any real damage was done. Early in the evening, a pan of lignite ashes had been thrown near a manure pile; they smoldered unnoticed until they burst into flame. [There was no mention of the NRFD.]

On Oct. 30 Sena...

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