Evelyn Frasier, historian of the Town of Ephratah, will be guest speaker at the May meeting of our Society. She will review a major fire in the hamlet of Garoga in the town which occurred in fall of 1916.
In the year 1828 Robert Wever purchased the land comprising the Hamlet of Garoga and built a saw mill, and a grist mill and supporting houses. Many other business followed. Ten buildings were destroyed by a fire October 10, 1916.
The Ephratah Historical Society recently placed an historical marker at the site which was funded by the Pomeroy Foundation.