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History of Firefighting in New Bern North Carolina - by Daniel P Bartholf (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 234

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Fire & Emergency Services

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Daniel P Bartholf

Age Range: Adult

Author: Daniel P Bartholf

Language: English

TCIN: 79291982
UPC: 9780578511559
Item Number (DPCI): 247-25-6159


History of the firefighting forces that protected this city and surroundings over a 200 year period...from hand pumpers to modern day apparatus. Covers the devastating fire of 1922 that destroyed over a third of the city and displaced over 3500 people. The fascinating period of the Civil War when the Union-controlled city's firefighting forces was run by the New York City Volunteers. Post Civil War segregated independent fire companies. The quick steaming competitions of the Atlantic and Button companies. The Atlantic company is the oldest active chartered fire company in North Carolina. Learn of the legendary fire horses including Fred and Ben Hurst.

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