08/05/13 183 W, 1 I - + 3 - 4 Authentic Fire Truck Billboard

Reporting from the road. Saw this in St. Paul today, at the business of Captain Ken's Foods. As the web site notes, the products were started by a Captain in the St. Paul Fire Department. His name was Ken Freiberg and his specialty was oven-baked beans.

He began his career in 1943, and was promoted to Captain in 1953. His beans were a firehouse favorite, and word spread around the community. He sold his first dish of beans from a stand at the state fair in 1964. A few years later, he retired from the fire department to pursue a second career in food service. (Wonder how many other commercial foods or services had their start in firehouse kitchens?)

Shown is the billboard at the company's headquarters at 334 S. Roberts Street. What's the story of the truck that's parked on high? No idea, but we'll see what we can find. Looks like a 1910s or 1920s model. Didn't poke my head inside, which might've been a mistake. Looks like there might be more artifacts in there! Click to enlarge:

That is a fantastic looking billboard.
chris - 08/05/13 - 20:55

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