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Fire Destroys Linvilla Barn
Friday August 16, 2002

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Many thanks to Caroline and to Janet Mouler for this sad news:

To all who have known and loved the Linville barn:
The sad news met us this am [Fri. 8/16/2002] with TV coverage of the overnight fire which has totally destroyed the 100 year-old, 8 story barn at Linville Orchards.

The fire, out of control for the entire night, consumed everything. A large pond, apparently the source of fire control for the property, has gone dry and water had to be trucked in from other places.

The orchards are untouched.

Delaware County Daily Times Stories:

At a charred Linvilla, hope springs from the ashes (8/20/2002)

Cause of blaze is undetermined (8/20/2002)

Linvilla Barn Destroyed

A Delco landmark known for its farm flavor

(Click here for the story from KYW NewsRadio 1060.)



2002 John A. Bullock III.
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