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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's fire department, San Bernardino, CA

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's fire department, San Bernardino, CA
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: 1947
This photograph shows L. E. Moody, chief of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's fire department at San Bernardino, California.


Buford Brodbeck interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas

Buford Brodbeck interview, WWII oral history, Kinsley, Kansas
Creator: Brodbeck, Buford
Date: December 08, 2009
This interview with Buford Brodbeck is part of an oral history project entitled "Patchwork of Dependency: The Effects of WWII on Edwards County, Kansas" conducted by the Kinsley Public Library. The project was supported by a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant. Buford talks of his family, education, military career, and places of employment.


Caten block and city building in Winfield, Kansas

Caten block and city building in Winfield, Kansas
Date: January 26, 1915
This postcard shows Caten Block and city building in Winfield, Kansas. The fire department was located in the city building.


City Hall, Arkansas City, Kansas

City Hall, Arkansas City, Kansas
Date: 1913
This black and white photograph shows a group of men and a few woman gathered in front of city hall with the first fire engine truck in Arkansas City, Kansas.


Copeland Hotel fire, Topeka, Kansas

Copeland Hotel fire, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolcott
Date: January 14, 1909
View of firemen's ladders, hoses, and wagons at the Copeland Hotel fire in downtown Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are spectators along the snow-covered city street, two white horses, and a utility pole and power lines.


Denison Fire Department track team in Denison, Kansas

Denison Fire Department track team in Denison, Kansas
Date: 1908
This is a photograph showing the Denison Fire Department track team in Denison, Kansas.


Fire Station no. 4, Topeka,  Kansas

Fire Station no. 4, Topeka, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This black and white photograph shows a horse drawn fire wagon in front of Fire Station No., 4 located near 8th and Clay in Topeka, Kansas. The men gathered around the wagon have been identified from left to right as: Will Hall, C. McCabe, Captain A.M. Robinson and E.L. Robinson.


Fire ax

Fire ax
Date: between 1880 and 1930
Fire ax with steel head and oak handle. Cast steel head has wide bit with slightly curved cutting edge. Elongated poll forms a pick. Head is painted in red enamel, with black detailing.


Fire bucket

Fire bucket
Date: between 1880 and 1889
Tall narrow black leather fireman's bucket used on a horse-drawn fire wagon. The donor, George Luty, was the fire chief of Kiowa, Kansas.


Fire department, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

Fire department, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Date: 1928
The photograph shows what is believed to be the acceptance test of Garden City, Finney County, Kansas' new 500 gallon pumper purchased in 1927. It is being tested at the city's huge swimming pool in the winter. The truck was in service until 1962, when it was retired and replaced by a new 1,000 gallon pumper. Also visible in the background of the photograph is the old diving board.


Fire department, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas

Fire department, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas
Date: 1928
The photograph shows Garden City, Finney County, Kansas' 500 gallon pumper bought in 1927 and retired in 1962. The photograph shows what may have been an actual fire. The scene is behind the Stone Hotel, looking west. Also in the background of the photograph, the Methodist Church is visible.


Fire department Salina, Kansas

Fire department Salina, Kansas
Creator: Kansas Division of Economic Development
Date: Between 1940 and 1950
This photograph shows the fire department building in Saline, Kansas.


Fire department in Seneca, Kansas

Fire department in Seneca, Kansas
Date: Between 1895 and 1899
Here are three photographs showing the fire department with their equipment in Seneca, Kansas.


Fire engine, Iola, Kansas

Fire engine, Iola, Kansas
Date: 1925
This black and white photograph shows a fire engine parked on the streets of Iola, Kansas. In the background, water is being sprayed into the air as a group of men test the water pressure from a nearby fire hydrant.


Fire engine, Marysville, Kansas

Fire engine, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: August 18, 1930
This is a black and white photograph of people gathered around a fire eninge on the streets of Marysville, Kansas. The Citizen's State Bank building is in the background.


Fire engine, Marysville, Kansas

Fire engine, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: August 18, 1930
This black and white photograph shows a group of men and children gathered around a fire engine in Marysville, Kansas. In the background, a fire hydrant is spraying water into the air.


Fire engine, Marysville, Kansas

Fire engine, Marysville, Kansas
Creator: Hawkins, Omar F. (Omar Finlay), 1890-1967
Date: August 18, 1930
This black and white photograph shows a group of people gathered around a fire engine in Marysville, Kansas. In the background, several fire hoses are visible spraying water into the air.


Fire engine, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas

Fire engine, Tribune, Greeley County, Kansas
Date: 1930
In this photograph, a fire engine sits outside the Tribune Fire Department building in Greeley County, Kansas.


Fire hose

Fire hose
Date: between 1900 and 1968
Woven fire house with rubber liner and brass fittings. This hose was used by the Lucas, Kansas Rural Fire District #2 from 1945 to 1968.


Firehose nozzle

Firehose nozzle
Creator: Eureka Fire Hose Manufacturing Company
Date: between 1880 and 1930
Long firehose pipe with brass nozzle. Pipe's long tapering shaft is wrapped in cording which is painted red. The makers of this hose pipe, Eureka Fire Hose Manufacturing Company, operated in New York, New York for many years.


Firehose nozzle

Firehose nozzle
Date: between 1850 and 1930
Brass nozzle for fire hose. Short, slender nozzle with tapered tip.


Fireman's Badge

Fireman's Badge
Date: between 1886 and 1901
Badge for E.L. Skelton, Assistant Fire Chief of Parsons, Kansas. Gold. In three sections linked by small chains. Edward Lincoln Skelton (1854-1915) had become First Assistant Chief by at least 1898. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Chief he served as Foreman of Hook and Ladder Company Number 1.


Fireman's cap

Fireman's cap
Date: between 1890 and 1899
Navy blue felt fireman's cap with oval crown sides and flat top. Belonged to Edward Lincoln Skelton (1854-1915) of the Parsons, Kansas Fire Department. Skelton had become First Assistant Chief by at least 1898. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Chief he served as Foreman of Hook and Ladder Company Number 1.


Firemen, Abilene, Kansas

Firemen, Abilene, Kansas
Date: Between 1890s and 1900s
This photograph shows two men seated in a horse-drawn wagon equipped with ladders and hoses in Abilene, Kansas.


Firemen, Caldwell, Kansas

Firemen, Caldwell, Kansas
Date: Between 1890 and 1895
This photograph shows members from the Caldwell, Kansas fire department standing in front of an unidentified building.


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