Friday, October 12, 2007

On this day October 12

October 12, 1936 Shippensburg Borough Council approved the purchase of a Ward LaFrance fire engine for the Cumberland Valley Hose Company. The unit was to have a 750-gallon per minute pump, 170-inch wheelbase, 150 gallons of water, 24-foot extension ladder and a 12-foot roof ladder. Total cost to be $6291.60. The engine is the one pictured in yesterdays post.

On this day in 1977 the resignation of Crawford Wiestling West End Fire and Rescue Company Chief became effective. Crawford was leaving to assume a new position in Minnesota. Herb Cassidy was elected to finish out the term. The photograph was taken in the 1960's while operating at a fire in the Upper Strasburg area.

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