|100 Years Ago from the files of The Frederick News-Post|
|By Treasurer Mark Vassallo|
|February 25, 2023|
Feb. 26, 1923
The entire town of Emmitsburg was alarmed when a motorcycle caught fire in front of the Emmitsburg Motor Company Sunday. The machine, driven by Clarence Shaffer, York, PA, was being filled with gas in front of the garage when it suddenly caught fire. The tank on the machine exploded and it was feared that the flames would spread to the large tank in front of the garage. An explosion of this tank would have endangered the entire town. The Emmitsburg Fire Company was summoned and the flames extinguished without causing much damage to property in Emmitsburg.