01/09/11 147 W, 1 I - + 2 - 3 North Carolina State Firemen's Association Group Photo, 1929

Here's another neat treat from the North Carolina State Archives (N_2000_12_6-9), a panoramic photo from the North Carolina State Firemen's Association convention in Hendersonville in July 1929. It's a stitched image from four scans of four photos of the original oversized image. That was the 42nd annual convention and one of only a couple held over five days.

The tournament events that year included (with winners noted) a hand reel contest (Kannapolis and East Spencer tied), a grab race (East Spencer), motor contest for flowing water (Sanford), and a motor contest for flowing chemicals (Lincolnton).

Read about tournament history as well as convention history. That would make a neat project and accompanying book. Finding group photos from as many early years as possible, plus tournament and other pictures. Click once or twice to enlarge:

North Carolina State Archives photo

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