Contributed by L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes
Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.
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!"
About This Item
- 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
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Fire engines--Maine--Fairfield
- Good Will-Hinckley (Fairfield, Me.)--Social aspects
- Good Will-Hinckley (Fairfield, Me.)--People
- Humorous stories
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.