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Good Will Fire Truck, Fairfield, ca. 1940

Contributed by L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Good Will Fire Truck, Fairfield, ca. 1940

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The Good Will-Hinckley campus fire truck as it appeared around 1940. Good Will boys were assigned to keep the stove going in the campus's small fire house to keep the fire engine's fuel from freezing.

One former Good Will boy recalled when he and a friend were assigned to keep the fire going and a coal from the stove fell out and started a small fire. In an effort to keep the fire engine from burning his friend jumped on it, started it up and promptly backed it straight through the closed doors of the fire house. Well, the boy put out the fire, ran out to find some wood and repaired the door, never telling any of the Good Will staff what had happened. Years later, when visiting the campus after graduating, he ran into Walter Price, the farm manager, who said to him: "You did a heck of a job fixing the doors on that fire house!"

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  • Title: Good Will Fire Truck, Fairfield, ca. 1940
  • Creation Date: circa 1940
  • Subject Date: circa 1940
  • Local Name: Hinckley
  • Town: Fairfield
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 6.1 cm x 10.3 cm
  • Local Code: 2002.29.272
  • Collection: Good Will Home Association
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes
Route 201, Hinckley, ME 04944
(207) 238-4250

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