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July 25, 1891 -
The Great Fire of Newport News
1891

1891

Image courtesy of Wade Foster (Menchville HS - '81) of VA - 12/15/21, 8:50 AM
Thanks so much, Wade!
Image courtesy of Wade Foster (Menchville HS - '81) of VA - 12/15/21, 8:50 AM
Thanks so much, Wade!

The Account:
I have seen very many Newport News photos, but I had never seen that one. Moreover, I was unaware of the "big fire" of 1891; I will be researching that event.
The photo is a treasure...
- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/15/21
Thank you, David!
The Further Account:
- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/16/21
Thank you, David!
 
Oooh, I have a great one:  "Fire" by "The Crazy World of Arthur Brown"

You can see the real deal on You Tube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOErZuzZpS8
 
- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/23/08
David, you are a SOOPER-GENIUS! That video is delightfully weird...! Thanks so very much!
 
 


Fire

(The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)
 

I am the god of hell fire and I bring you:
Fire, I'll take you to burn.
Fire, I'll take you to learn.
I'll see you burn!
You fought hard and you saved and learned,
but all of it's going to burn.
And your mind, your tiny mind,
you know you've really been so blind.
Now 's your time burn your mind.
You're falling far too far behind.
Oh no, oh no, oh no, you gonna burn!
Fire, to destroy all you've done.
Fire, to end all you've become.
I'll feel you burn!
You've been living like a little girl,
in the middle of your little world.
And your mind, your tiny mind,
you know you've really been so blind.
Now 's your time burn your mind,
you're falling far too far behind.


(This page was created on 12/18/21 - three days after Wade Foster (Menchville HS - '81) of VA posted the remarkable image on Facebook
and Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA, having located the background information, suggested this new page on 12/16/21.)



"Fire" midi (sequenced by Bruce Bundy) courtesy
of http://www.ajsmidi.com/fire/midi/midifire.html at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/23/08
Thanks again, Dave!

"Fire" lyrics courtesy of http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/the_crazy_world_of_arthur_brown/fire.html, also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/23/08
Thanks once more, Dave!

1891 Image courtesy of Wade Foster (Menchville HS - '81) of VA - 12/15/21, 8:50 AM
Thanks so much, Wade!

First Fire Divider Bar clip art courtesy of http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/graphics-sitemap.html - 07/06/04

Second and Third Fire Divider Bars clip art courtesy of http://www.worldfiredepartments.com/animations/lines.htm - 07/06/04

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