Dallas, TX Basket Factory Fire, Dec 1944

Fire Destroys Basket Factory

C. M. Shackelford’s Dallas Basket Company factory, located three miles east of Buckner, Orphans Home on East Pike (United States Highway 80), was destroyed in an early Saturday morning blaze.

Included in the loss was the 50x100-foot sheet-iron building, hundreds of baskets, wood, wooden strippings, saw equipment and lumber. Shackelford estimated damage at $10,000 and said the building and contents were uninsured.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 10 Dec 1944