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Fire on Jordan Creek

A fire in Jordan Creek threaten to burn the Frisco freight house in 1908. There was concern that the fire would also ignite a shipment of dynamite that was on a switch next to the creek. Oil run-off was believed to have been the cause of the fire.

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Schools for Sale

A list of school properties for sale in 1923 included Phelps and Rogers Schools, whose buildings and grounds were sold outright. Other schools were selling off portable buildings and sheds. 

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