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Fire Fighting - "Ye Olden Times"

In June of 1871, America had better fire-fighting equipment than in "ye olden times," but whatever was available was still inefficient and unable to greatly help firefighters during Chicago's "Great Fire." 

Just a few months after this article was published, the Great Fire occurred.

Click on the image for a much-better view.  The "Ye-Olden" article begins near the bottom of the right-hand column.

 


Media Credits

Page 139 from The Manufacturer and Builder, Volume 0003, Issue 6 (June 1871).
Title of Article:  Fire-Engines of "Ye Olden Time."   Online, courtesy Library of Congress and MOA (Making of America) at Cornell University.

 

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