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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Vintage Chicago Fire Department

Fire engines have come a long way since their horse-drawn precursors. This vintage Chicago Fire Department truck is on display at the Museum of Science and Industry. The horizontal pole on the top is what firefighters held on to as they ran alongside the engine. These were the engines that helped fight the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

5 comments:

  1. I love visiting musuems with pieces of history like this. Great photo.

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  2. Someone painted it beautifully and I hope that helped put out the fires when the truck was called to service!

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  3. thank you, jana and annie

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