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Westbrook Fire Department, 1914

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Valentine Hose Company's horsedrawn Hose # 1, decorated for Westbrook's Centennial celebration's parade in 1914.

The Westbrook fire department began with the Valentine Hose Company on November 21, 1891, with a wooden building on Mechanic Street. A brick firehouse was built in the late 1890s, and is seen decorated in this picture.

This fire station was razed and another was built on the site in 1977.

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