When the Gong Rings

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An Online List The Early Days

1874 through the  1920's

 

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Dedication Page to Henry Snyder, Secretary of the Volunteers, Charleston Fireman from the "Manual Pulling Carts" to the First Gasoline Fired Engine 1
Roll Call of the Volunteers and Officers Part One 2
Roll Call of the Volunteers and Officers Part One 3
The Interurban and Fire Equipment in Charleston 4
Fires, Fire Engines and Fire Brigades: a Training Manual, 1864 Part One 5
Fires, Fire Engines and Fire Brigades: a Training Manual, 1864 6
Fires, Fire Engines and Fire Brigades: a Training Manual, 1864 7
Fires, Fire Engines and Fire Brigades: a Training Manual, 1864 8
Fires, Fire Engines and Fire Brigades: a Training Manual, 1864 9
The Fire Horses of San Francisco (Special Section) 10
Fire Horses Used in Charleston, and About Fire Horses Part One 11
More About the Fire Horses in Charleston, Part Two 12
More About the Fire Horses in Charleston, Part Three 13
More About the Fire Horses in Charleston, Part Four 14
More About the Fire Horses in Charleston, Part Five 15
The Jackson Street Firehouse, Charleston, Illinois, Built 1874 16
Period of Heroism & Rescues 1869-1879 17
1864 Fundraiser for a Fire Department in Charleston (from a 1925 Newspaper Article) 18
1876  A New House Fire Bell 19
The Need for a Fire Department Arises After Nearly Half the Square is burned to ashes 19a
Volunteer Training and Social Life:  "Oyster Suppers" Upstairs in the Firehouse 20
1912 Remodeling of Building on the Southwest Corner of the Square Causes Building Next Door to Collapse  Old Babcock Fire Wagon Going Down the Street 21
1878 Fire Crews, Horses and Babcock Wagon 22
December 24, 1898 Central High School Fire 23
More about the Central High School Fire 24
Courier Newspaper Comments About the High School Fire 25
More Courier Comments About the High School Fire, 1898 26
Photos of the Charleston Babcock Horse Pulled Fire Wagon 27
March of 1911 North End Broomcorn Factory Fire 28
December 14, 1914 Charleston's Beautiful Grand Opera House Burns 29
Sights and Words about the Grand Opera House Fire 30
1917-- Volunteers Have Oyster Dinner, Discuss Pay Problems 31
Pre-1917-- Volunteers Work Duties at the Firehouse & Mattoon's Fire Wagon 32
Charleston Fire Department Volunteers Title Page for Book 33
Volunteer  Meetings 34
Charleston Fire House Drawing 35
1922--5th and Madison Streets Livery Buildings Burn 36
Charleston Fire Equipment Determined Inadequate &  February 4, 1923 Daily News Burns 37
1923 Charleston Daily News Building Burns & a Photo of Mattoon Early Fire Equipment 38
1920's  Firemen Pose at Eastern Illlinois Normal College in the 1920's 39
1920's Fireman and Equipment Pose at Charleston Carnegie Public Library on 6th Street 40
1923 Fires Include Many Buildings in Charleston 41
1927-- Charleston High School Burns  1928-- New Boyer High Pressure Pumper Arrives for Duty 42
1922-1929 Major Fires Log 43
1941 Charleston's First Paid Fire Department & Chief Alvie Wright 44

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