Dog is wildfire hero, 1929

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Dog is wildfire hero, 1929 - SHEEP DOG PROVES FOREST FIRE HERO Saved Entire...
SHEEP DOG PROVES FOREST FIRE HERO Saved Entire Flock Of Sheep When Herders ' Had Failed Stevenson, Wash., Oct. 16. tU.P) This is the story of Laddie, n nervous little shepherd dog. During: the recent forest fire which destroyed the town of Greenleaf, Wash., locatd 15 mi.'es west of here on the Columbia river, and which threatened destruction to Stevenson, Laddie became the hero of the day. Fires were raging; along the slopes of Hamilton mountain and along Woodward creek. Between the two walls of flames a flock of sheep was grazing peacefully. C. H. Craig, Harry Patrick and Mrs. Craig were tending the flock with their two dogs, Laddie and Cap. The" shpep became panic stricken as the flames raced on toward them. Efforts to get them out of the place were made by the herders. After tirless efforts in which a bell goat, Billie vTts drafted in an attempt U lend the flock u way, the herders gave up the task ' and left the sheep to the lute of the demon. But Laddie stood by. i Attempts were made by the herders to reach their Khecp and Laddie again, but the flumes nad Junipd the rofi", cutting them off. j The next clay the lire had subsided , temporarily and passage! to the graz- I ing ground was made. Upon their ur- I rival they found no sheep, not even a ' piece of fleece. i They searched the ndjuent vicinity j and soon the tinkling of a bell Cie one worn by the tin can eater was j heard. Then the flock came into view. . And there was Laddie, a nervous j wreck, racing 'round and 'round the . flock, keeping them together. Not a sheep was missing nor was a fleece , scorched. All were brought to safety: through the dog's efforts. . j Advertise in 'Ite Nett:: efficiently done al Call Bell Phone 20.15 MOVING and HAULING! Promptly and reasonable rates. Of impure ED. MILLER Bloom Street R. 5, DANVILLE, PA PUBLIC SALE

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  1. The Danville Morning News,
  2. 17 Oct 1929, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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