Ashtabula Firefighting

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ISBN: 738540471

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Overview

The story of firefighting in Astabula, Ohio, begins in the early 1800s with the informal citizen bucket brigades of frontier necessity. Between 1836 and 1911, the burgeoning Lake Erie port and manufacturing city was served by a cadre of dedicated volunteer fire companies. On October 25, 1911, the city formed More »

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ISBN: 738540471

The story of firefighting in Astabula, Ohio, begins in the early 1800s with the informal citizen bucket brigades of frontier necessity. Between 1836 and 1911, the burgeoning Lake Erie port and manufacturing city was served by a cadre of dedicated volunteer fire companies. On October 25, 1911, the city formed a paid, full-time professional fire department in response to rapid growth. Over 200 archival images drawn from department records, private collections, and local newspaper and museum archives.

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