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Old 09-22-2009, 10:02 AM
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I would like to know if there is anyone out there that has pictures of a fire that occured in October 1947 in the Menard Block at 572 Social St, in Woonsocket. I was in that fire, I was only a yr old, and was born in that building. I was able to get someone at the library to send me a copy of the article on the fire, but it was so dark, that I could barely read it. there was also another fire that happened there in that building which happened in the 70's, and I could not get any information on that one, and in both of those fires a person died.
this is my first post, and hope someone can help. I haven't lived in Woonsocket since 1968, but have visited over the yrs. Thanks in advance

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Old 09-22-2009, 09:05 PM
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You might try to get in touch with the Woonsocket Call. They archive a lot of that stuff.

There is also a cultural museum around the Ye Old Fish and Chip restaurant. They might not have pictures, but they could be a resource that steers you in the right direction.

Good Luck,

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Old 10-14-2009, 10:54 AM
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Wish I had read this post earlier since I was born in woonsocket in 1940 and myparents lived there all their lives until their recent passing.I am sure they would have know about it.Thjey both worked in the mills as most of the residents did back then.I also had an uncle that worked for the Call in the fifties and early sixties.Will try to locate more infor for you.Good luck.
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:53 PM
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Default Woonsocket fire

Hi, thanks survivor for your input. I just wanted to see if there was anymore information about how both fires started. my oldest daughter was visiting my mother for the week-end back in the 70's when the 2nd fire happened. we both can't remember the exact year or date of that fire, and they both got out ok, but my mother had lost mostly everything she had in that one. talk to you again later, missy63
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