Monday, June 4, 2018
"Unaccountable" Car Fire in DeKalb in 1918
From the May 16, 2018, MidWeek "Looking Back."
1918, 100 Years Ago.
"William Van Artsdale of Malta came to DeKalb and left his auto standing on the Lincoln Highway, opposite the Princess theater. When ready to return home, the car caught fire in some unaccountable way and an alarm was turned in from Box 21, which when received at the electric plant, necessitated the blowing of the whistle.
"The fire boys had little to do as the flames were subdued by bystanders and small fire extinguishers in short order."
The Fun of Driving Those Old Cars. German Spies? --RoadDog