Images of America, Portsmouth Firefighting

Images of America, Portsmouth Firefighting

in Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing), 128 page(s),
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Abstract / Summary
In September 1756, with only fire buckets, two hand tubs, and citizen volunteers safeguarding the Colonial seaport, Portsmouth decided to organize and regulate its fire protection. By 1852, the Portsmouth Fire Department boasted six suction engines and in 1864 entered the age of steam power when the first steam fire engine was delivered. Disastrous fires and a growing city required the department to modernize as it moved into the 20th century. The department’s first motorized engine was purchased in 1912, and by 1921, there was a new central fire station along with a new gasoline-powered ladder truck. Through an exceptional collection of photographs, Portsmouth Firefighting richly illustrates the story and tradition of a fire department forever connected to its brave firefighters, their magnificent fire engines, and the spectacular blazes they fought.
Field of Interest
American History
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2009 by Steven E. Achilles
Content Type
Book
Format
Text
URL
https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9780738562100
Page Count
128
Publisher
Arcadia Publishing
Place Published / Released
Charleston, SC
Subject
American History, History, American Studies, Reconstruction (1866-1876), The Gilded Age & Progressive Era (1876-1913), World War I & Jazz Age (1914-1928), Depression & World War II (1929-1945), Post-war Era (1945-1960), The Sixties (1960-1974), Late Twentieth Century (1975-2000), Twenty-First Century (2001-), Fire fighters, Restauración (1866-1876), Recontrução (1866-1876), A Gilded Age e a Reconstrução (1876-1913), La Edad Dorada y la Época Progresista (1876-1913), Primera Guerra Mundial y Época de Jazz (1914-1928), Primeira Guerra Mundial e a Era do Jazz (1914-1928), Depressão e Segudna Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), Gran Depresión y Segunda Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), O Pós-Guerra (1945-1960), Época de Posguerra (1945-1960), Los Años Sesenta (1960-1974), Os Anos Sessenta (1960-1974), Finales del Siglo Veinte (1975-2000), Final do Século XX (1975-2000), Século XXI (2001-), Siglo Veintiuno (2001-), New Hampshire, Portsmouth, NH
Series / Program
Images of America
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Restauración (1866-1876), Recontrução (1866-1876), A Gilded Age e a Reconstrução (1876-1913), La Edad Dorada y la Época Progresista (1876-1913), Primera Guerra Mundial y Época de Jazz (1914-1928), Primeira Guerra Mundial e a Era do Jazz (1914-1928), Depressão e Segudna Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), Gran Depresión y Segunda Guerra Mundial (1929-1945), O Pós-Guerra (1945-1960), Época de Posguerra (1945-1960), Los Años Sesenta (1960-1974), Os Anos Sessenta (1960-1974), Finales del Siglo Veinte (1975-2000), Final do Século XX (1975-2000), Século XXI (2001-), Siglo Veintiuno (2001-)

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