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Chico fire department
Woods, David Holmes (Chico, Calif.)
City of Chico Fire Department
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Meriam Library Special Collections Department, California State University, Chico
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California State University, Chico
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection
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Photograph shows corner of 8th and Broadway, Chico. Fire teams going through a practice session. Wood's photography studio on corner top floor, above A.J. Hamado Junction Grocery Store. The La France Rotary steam engine was purchased in 1883 with a bequest from the Fred Lightner estate. It cost $3,000 and came with two horse carts and 800 feet of new hose. The steamer was eventually sold to the Mery foundry and dismantled. Its pumps were later used in local mining operations.
Silver gelatin DOP – copy print
Chico Fire Department (Calif.)
Draft horses
Fire departments
Fire engines
Fire fighters
Clothing and dress--19th century
Butte County (Calif.)
Chico (Calif.)
under review
Northeastern California Historic Photograph Collection

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