Not So Wordless Wednesday: Newspaper Clippings Of "The Great Fire Of New Bern"
On my post Sentimental Sunday: I Have Now Lived Longer Than My Great Grandmother Carrie, I mentioned how incredibly strong my great grandmother Carrie must have been during the tragedy of the "Great Fire of New Bern." She had just given birth to her son George Augustus Harrison on November 28, 1922. The fire took place on December 2, 1922. My great grandparents, their 5 young children, Carrie's brother Samuel David, and her mother Sarah Harris Whitney lost their home.
My great grandparents John and Carrie Harrison
owned 10 Brown's Alley (now known as 709 Hatties Lane.)
Arrow notes approximate location of the property.
Images are from The New Bern Sun Journal, December 5, 1922, Tue, Page 3