26 July 2015

On This Day: Robert Fulton honored


The Union Fire Company, On This Day in 1880, commemorated the birthday of Robert Fulton, who was a member of that company.

The Union Fire Company was founded in 1742 and is the oldest continuing operating volunteer fire company in the nation. Many influential Lancastrians were members at one time or another.  

Source:
Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 26 July 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

 

On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
                

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