Bio: Orrin Libby Farm (Fire - 1962)


Contact: Dolores


Surnames: Libby


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 2, 1962


Orrin Libby Farm (Fire - 30 July 1962)


Fire apparently caused by spontaneous combustion in the hay mow destroyed the barn on the Orrin Libby farm, in northwest Pine Valley, seven miles northwest of Neillsville, Monday afternoon. A large stack of baled hay continued to throw up flames and considerable smoke for long afterward.  Firemen with the rural unit stationed at Neillsville sprayed the house and another outbuilding which was threatened by sparks in a brisk went wind.  A heifer was caught inside; silo filler, which was in use daily to blow chipped hay into the barn, a planter and cultivator also were lost.  Libby said that there was "some insurance - but not enough".



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel