Local Dover, N.H. historians and former Woodman Museum trustees, Mark Leno Jr and Thom Hindle have come together to publish a new book on Dover’s deadliest mill fire. “FACTORY on FIRE” is the true story of Cocheco Mill No 1 blaze of 1907 that resulted in the deaths of seven and injured many more in a 58 hour fire which began on an extremely cold, twenty below zero morning on January 26. Based on years of research, using first person accounts of those who were in the fire and over 50 photographs reproduced from the original 100 year old glass plate negatives, the story of the fire, the mill workers, the heroic rescues from smoke filled windows, firemen battling the extreme weather, and a court trial is brought to life.
Signed copies of the 180 page book are available for $20.00 at the Woodman Museum gift shop at 182 Central Ave. in Dover, N.H. during regular museum hours Wed. – Sun 10 am – 5pm. Or by contacting Thom Hindle at firstname.lastname@example.org