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Chico Firemen
City of Chico Fire Department
Date Created and/or Issued
ca. 1880
Publication Information
Meriam Library. California State University, Chico
Contributing Institution
California State University, Chico
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection
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The entire Volunteer Fire Department as it appeared in 1880. These men all served on a volunteer basis in addition to their regular jobs. They paid annual dues of $3.00 to belong to the company and were fines $.50 for missing a fire or missing a monthy meeting. Some joined before their 13th birthday.
Silver gelatin DOP – copy print
Chico Fire Department (Calif.)
Fire departments
Fire fighters
Butte County (Calif.)
Chico (Calif.)
Hard Drive
Northeastern California Historical Photograph Collection

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