Keywords: fire companies
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Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department
Date: circa 1900
Contributed by: Town of Topsham
Date: circa 1895
Media: Photographic print
While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.
Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.
A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.
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Surry Opera Company Opera Company's Tenth Anniversary festival schedule, Surry, 1994Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Text by Kate…
Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 26 June 2004. Web. 28 Apr. 2011. <http://www.auroraregionalfiremuseum.org/handtubexpo/ handtubs_&_musters.html> "Handtub…
In 1801 the first community fire company, the Union Fire (Club) Association, was established and its rules required each member to keep ready at…
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by Peter P. Joyce Jr.
Don't get close to the new guy
by Ted Heselton
Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division
Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam