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Marin History Lecture Series - September

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Dining Room

7:00 pm
 - 
9:00 pm
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EVENT:
Marin History Lecture Series - September
Date:
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time:
7:00 pm
 - 
9:00 pm
Location:
Dining Room
Cost:
$10 person (free to Elk members)
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San Rafael's First Fire Company

San Rafael’s first firemen kicked up dust as they dragged heavy, two-wheeled fire wagons along the unpaved streets of the 800-odd resident town. Historian Laura Ackley’s illustrated lecture will trace the history of San Rafael’s first Fire Company from those low-tech-yet-resourceful beginnings until today.


Ackley will cover the earliest, all-volunteer San Rafael Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, the fire department’s first home in the 1895 Town Hall, and its subsequent move to the 1917 Fire Station on C St. She will also show the progression of San Rafael’s firefighting equipment—from manpower to horsepower to “auto-trucks” to a fire rig called “Snorkel.” Using rare images, Ackley will describe the many modifications that allowed the 1917 Mediterranean-Revival station to remain in operation for an entire century.

San Rafael's First Fire Company

San Rafael’s first firemen kicked up dust as they dragged heavy, two-wheeled fire wagons along the unpaved streets of the 800-odd resident town. Historian Laura Ackley’s illustrated lecture will trace the history of San Rafael’s first Fire Company from those low-tech-yet-resourceful beginnings until today.


Ackley will cover the earliest, all-volunteer San Rafael Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, the fire department’s first home in the 1895 Town Hall, and its subsequent move to the 1917 Fire Station on C St. She will also show the progression of San Rafael’s firefighting equipment—from manpower to horsepower to “auto-trucks” to a fire rig called “Snorkel.” Using rare images, Ackley will describe the many modifications that allowed the 1917 Mediterranean-Revival station to remain in operation for an entire century.

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