03/09/09 149 W, 1 I - + 16 - 14 Monroe Fire Department, Early 1900s

Here's a splendid picture of the Monroe Fire Department on Main Street in the early 1900s. The steamer is a 1886 Silsby, Fifth Size, and still owned by the fire department. More about NC steamers. The vintage image is courtesy of the Heritage Room in Monroe. They have some 1,300 photographs scanned and available on the web. Their fire department photos number only eight, alas. See those photos. Pictured left to right are Jim Davis, John McCarten, Frank Flow, John Carroll, Bob Wallace, George McCorkle, Brown McCorkle, G. Ed. Flow, Joe Williams, Walter McCorkle, Jack LeChaire, Luther Wallace, Unknown, Unknown, G. Walter Laney,  Jim McLeod , Jess Hill, Sam Walsh, Dr. W. B. Houston, Dr. S. J. Welch ?, and William Carroll Click to enlarge this great image:

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