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The Strand Theatre Fire

The Strand Theatre Fire

The 1941 Brockton Tragedy and the Fallen Thirteen

  • Author: James E. Benson & Nicole B. Casper,Brockton Fire Chief,Retired
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1625857985
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 128
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On March 10, 1941, at 12:38 a.m., the Brockton Fire Department responded to Fire Alarm Box 1311, which was pulled for a fire at the Strand Theatre. Fire Alarm dispatched the deputy chief, three engine companies, a ladder company and Squad A. Within six minutes, a second alarm was struck. Less than one hour after the first alarm, the roof of the Strand collapsed, and what appeared to be a routine fire turned into a disaster that killed thirteen firefighters and injured more than twenty others. The disaster marks one of the largest losses of life to firefighters from a burning building collapse in the United States. Jim Benson and Nicole Casper chronicle this devastating tragedy and celebrate the community’s heroes and resilience in the face of adversity.

The Brockton Tragedy at Moosehead Lake

The Brockton Tragedy at Moosehead Lake

  • Author: James E. Benson,Nicole B. Casper
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1439664226
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 128
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On May 13, 1928, ten prominent men of Brockton, Massachusetts, headed off on a fishing trip to Moosehead Lake in Maine. After traveling fourteen hours, the group met Maine guide Samuel Budden and boarded the Mac II for the final voyage to their destination. Approximately six miles from the Tomhegan sporting camp, the boat took on water in rough seas and sank, taking Budden and all but one of the adventurers to a watery grave. Jim Benson and Nicole Casper chronicle this horrific tragedy and its legacy in two New England communities.