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Fire Delivery


On this date in 1951, it was reported that the Devils Lake firemen received a special delivery they did not expect.

Mike Eresman and Paul Ringstrom were driving a two-ton truck from the Seven-Up bottling Company back from Rolette when the back of their vehicle caught on fire.

They traveled on unaware, until suddenly they pulled up to a stop sign in Devils Lake, and a passerby shouted that their truck was on fire!

Eresman jumped out and ran to the fire hall for help, while Ringstrom drove the half-block to the station, where waiting firemen put out the flames.

Damages to the truck ran around $600, but for a while, it was the hottest brand of pop around!

By Sarah Walker


Devils Lake World, January 10, 1951