Saturday, August 16, 2008

Button Engine Arrives In Town

On August 16, 1860 the first new piece of fire apparatus ever operated in the borough of Shippensburg arrived by rail. The second-class button hand engine was described as handsome in appearance. A trial of the new engine was scheduled to take place in a couple of days. The engine was assigned to the Vigilant Fire Company. A more detailed history of this rig will appear at a later date.

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