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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #44

By 1915 Portsmouth fire prevention had come a long way from the days of leather buckets and hand pumpers. These well-dressed men represented the Board of Engineers, the equivalent of deputy fire chiefs. The strapping young William F. Woods, in the center, was not only a long-standing city fire chief, but he also ran the local harness shop.

 

 

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Early 20th Century Firefighters (c) Strawbery Banke Museum

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Three Devastating Downtown FIres
Early FIre Pumper
Horse Drawn Fire Engine

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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