Saturday, December 29, 2012

Anniversary Newspaper Articles

The sixty-sixth Winecoff fire anniversary was marked by newspaper articles in Rome, Albany and Thomaston, Georgia. Read them here: Rome News Tribune here Albany Herald here Thomaston Times here.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Dot Tyner Remembered On Fire's Anniversary

Dorothy Tyner perished on this day in 1946. She and the 118 other victims of the Winecoff Hotel fire inspired the fire safety codes the world relies on.

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Betty Huguley's Escape Remembered

Betty Huguley On Her Wedding Day In 1953
Sixty-six years ago today Betty Huguley escaped the Winecoff fire. She showed poise, calm and courage as she edged along a tiny eight inch ledge, four floors above Ellis Street, then descended an aerial ladder to safety. Then sixteen years old, she was a Youth Assembly delegate from Griffin, Georgia. Today she lives in Newark, Delaware.

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