Medusa Fire

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.Medusa Fire - Photo Courtesy Rensselaerville Historical Society

A large fire in Medusa on May 25, 1932, that began in the garage of Ernest Carpenter, destroyed seven houses and the Methodist Church. Every building on east of the bridge there was on fire at some time.[1].


  1. People Made It Happen Here, History of the Town of Rensselaerville ca. 1788-1950, Published 1977