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April 18, 2006

News of the Day

August 27, 1870

The resin-oil factory of William A. Wood, at the corner of Richard and Dilivan [sic] streets, near Red Hook, Brooklyn, was utterly destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon...

The only lives lost were those of an immense number of pigeons, about one thousand, when happened to be confined in an adjoining loft.

Now that's a lot of pigeon. Or dare I say, some real fowl play. Groan. I need to go outside.

Posted by callalillie at April 18, 2006 4:38 PM | History , Red Hook


Hate to say this... but I bet they smelled like chicken barbeque! Mmm, mmm.

Posted by: kdub at April 18, 2006 8:21 PM

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