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Ted Wright -- last update 1/16/2005
Copyright 2005 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Darling International at Collinsville
Fire Quickly Controlled Friday
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many Collinsville firefighters unavailable due to the funeral procession for
volunteer fireman James Fugate (who died Tuesday from injuries from an earlier
motor vehicle accident) their backup units here from Tulsa and Limestone responded
to a small fire at Darling International about 5:15pm Friday. The fire was quickly
controlled and there were no injuries and damage appeared minor. Collinsville's
Rural fire department and EMS crews also responded.
1945 ad was the only historical photo I could come up with quickly for
this important historical Collinsville employeer. 20 was the phone number.
-- Ted 1/15
photo from the 50th Anniversary Issue of the Collinsville News (&
Collinsville) in 1949 gives an early day view of the then approximately
nine year old enterprise at the same location as the plant shown above.
The text on the photo read: "Collinsville Rendering Co. was
established in 1940 by M. A. Ross (Pictured in inset above) and is a large
user of electric power and water furnished by the City of Collinsville.
The company serves farmers and packers over a wide area of Eastern Oklahoma
and provides steady employment for forty five men." -- Ted 1/16/2005