07 April 2015

On This Day: Empire hook and ladder out of service

The Empire hook and ladder company, No 1, went out of service On This Day in 1880. The truck is simply being repainted and undergoing some repairs. 

Source:
Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 7 April 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. 



On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.
                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.