Peace River Record Gazette

Editorial

Weekly Ponderings: People brought character and culture to Peace River Part 20

The most recent Ponderings ended with a reference to fires being a usual occurrence in the early years of the community. They were a “terrible hazard in those days of tarpaper shacks as they were explosively inflammable. There was no water supply except the rivers, and often there was no way of getting the water to the burning building except by bucket brigade. In sub-zero weather, which was the time most fires occurred from overheated stoves, the ice on the rivers had to be chipped first in order to obtain water.”

Beth Wilkins January 11, 2021 Editorial

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