Search billions of records on

Barber County, Kansas.  

Hosted by RootsWeb, the oldest & largest FREE genealogical site. Click here to visit RootsWeb.
Bibliography     Biography     Cemeteries     Churches    Cities & Towns     Contributors     Ephemera    Genealogy     Guest Book - Sign     Guest Book - View     Heritage Center     History     Links     Maps     News Articles     Newspapers     Photos     Queries     Records     Resources    Rodeo     Schools     Search     Veterans     HOME

Barber County Index, August 17, 1944.


Fire caused by some burning trash in the rear of the buildings destroyed a portion of the Sharon Main Street on Thursday afternoon. The structures burned were the Knights of Columbus building and one owned by E. S. Rule.

The buildings were in the southwest block and housed a cream station and beer parlor. Although the buildings did not burn to the ground, spectators' say it was about the same as a total loss. Some damage was done to a few other buildings.

In speeding to the aid of the Sharon fire department, the Medicine Lodge fire truck broke down and had to be pulled into town.

Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

This RootsWeb website is being created by Jerry Ferrin with the able assistance of and many Contributors. Your comments, suggestions and contributions of historical information and photographs to this site are welcome. Please sign the Guest Book. This page was last updated 31 July 2005.