04/05/11 112 W, 1 I - + 2 - 3 Western Boulevard Fire Engine, 1957

From our friends at Station 8 comes this July 1957 photo of the Western Boulevard Fire Department's Chevrolet American/Barton pumper. And that's a full month prior to my historical accounts that placed delivery in August of that year! The snapshot comes from an area resident, to gave same to the firefighters at the station. There's another old photo of WBFD along with a scan of their 1957 annual report on this page. They operated from 1957 until 1960, when most of their territory was annexed by the city of Raleigh. The members reorganized as the Fairground Fire Department, later Fairgrounds, plural. Yup, county station closures over 50 years ago! Click to enlarge:

Hey Mike, this is an unrelated question…have you ever considered developing an app for your weblog for us die-hard readers? Would be great to see postings while mobile! Just a thought! As always, great blog and I appreciate the work you put into this!
FD - 04/05/11 - 21:09

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