Stock Yards Burn

The city of Glencoe was the scene of a disastrous fire Wednesday night when the Glencoe Stock Yards was completely destroyed by what is said to have been the most devastating conflagrations in its history.

For quite a time it seemed as though all of that side of the town might be doomed and only the rapid response to trhe cry, which rang out in the night air, saved the many homes in that locality, as well as the several buildings belonging to the Crouch Lumber Co.

Intense anxiety was shown owing to the fact that the Aetna gas and oil tanks are located directly across the street from the stockyards.  The cause of the fire is unknown at the present time, but a thorough investigation will be made later.  Richard Hendren, of Warsaw, Deputy State Fire Marshall, was an early arrival at the scene.

The buildings occupied and owned by the Stock Yards Company were erected some 17 years ago for use by the old tobacco pool organization, but several years ago were converted into their present use.  The cost of the buildings at the time was $35,000, but the amount of the loss Wednesday night had not been estimated at press time.

The Warsaw Fire Department, under the direction of George Henry, Warsaw Fire Chief, responded to the call and rendered valiant service, although most of the damage had been done before it was possible for them to make the journey.

Great credit is due the men and boys of Glencoe who performed such yeoman like service, especially in saving the buildings of the Crouch Lumber Company.  William Crouch, of this company, has requested the News to print the following card of thanks:

"Many thanks to the men and boys of Glencoe for their splendid work in helping to subdue the fire which threatened our property Wednesday night when Glencoe Stock Yards was destroyed. Much credit and praise must be given them as they are ever ready and willing to do their part and are on the job when needed." - Wm. Crouch and Family


from an undated newspaper clipping from the Gallatin County News assumed to be from the early 1930's.