09/29/12 149 W, 1 I - + 11 - 4 History Book - Some Photos

For your Saturday morning enjoyment, here are some historical photos lately compiled for the Raleigh Fire Department Centennial History Book, currently in production. There are part of the specialty pages we've previously posted about. Exciting stuff, and great fun for Yours Truly. This is my fourth book project, and they become pretty fun after the initial heavy lifting. (And in curious five-year cycles. The Arcadia books starting in 2002, the 95th anniversary book in 2007, and now now.) Learn more at www.facebook.com/rfd100book.

Left to right, top to bottom:  call box, circa 1977; CSR team trains, 1993; original SAED from 1993; station gong, circa 1925; USAR 801 at Station 25; RPFFA's 1948 Mack at Ted Calvert's funeral, 1990; auxiliary firefighters demonstration, 1942; Ladies Auxiliary gets chartered, 1957; cutting the rug at the Fireman's Club, circa 1979; Photo Unit's annual report cover, 1992; Honor Guard at naturalization ceremony, 2009. Click once or twice to enlarge:

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