Boston on Fire: A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston

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ISBN: 9781933212012

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Overview

Comprehensive history of Boston's major fires: from 17th century fires, through the 1834 Ursuline convent fire, the Great Fire of 1872, the Chelsea conflagrations of 1908 and 1973, the tragic Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire of 1942, the Vendome Hotel collapse that killed 9 firefighters in 1972, and an arson ring More »

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ISBN: 9781933212012

Comprehensive history of Boston's major fires: from 17th century fires, through the 1834 Ursuline convent fire, the Great Fire of 1872, the Chelsea conflagrations of 1908 and 1973, the tragic Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire of 1942, the Vendome Hotel collapse that killed 9 firefighters in 1972, and an arson ring that terrorized the city in the early 1980s. Chapters are also devoted to two key Boston innovations: the Hunneman fire engine and the citywide fire alarm system (first in the nation) developed by Channing and Farmer.

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