Henry Ford Turns Fire Chief
Forest fire which raged on the property of Henry Ford within one mile of the famous historic Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Mass., for awhile threatened to endanger the safety of the inn made famous by Longfellow.
The building contains a number of relics of early American life and antiques purchased by Mr. Ford’s agents to establish an early Colonial center.
A chemical fire apparatus which is the fire protection of the inn started for the forest fire but caught fire on the way and was soon a wreck. The fire which was believed to have started front a lighted cigarette was fought by departments from Marlboro and Wayland working under the direction of Mr. Ford.