, Newburyport, MA

February 28, 2013

This Day in History

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1783, the Union Fire Society was organized by Ben Frothingham, William Cross, Daniel Balch, Abraham Jackson, Daniel Coffin, Richard Pike and other well-known citizens for the purpose of preventing the spread of fires. Meetings were typically held at Wolfe Tavern.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury