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Catalog Number 1988.16.1
Title History of the Volunteer Fire Department of Hampton, Virginia Commemorating Seventy-Fifth Anniversary 1884-1959
Collection General Collection
Object Type Booklet
Date May 1959
Description/Scope & Content Booklet describing first seventy-five years of Hampton Volunteer Fire Department history. First section of booklet contains history of first fifty years, compiled by Arthur R. Thompson, from an earlier publication (but without original images), including details of Hampton's April 9, 1884 fire, formation of the fire department, officers and members (including several rosters), fundraising, acquisition of equipment and construction of fire house, and list of major fires attended by the fire company, up to 1934. Second section of booklet, written by Wallace Hicks, lists events, issues, and membership by month and year between 1934 and 1959, followed by list of chiefs and their dates of tenure, officers and members as of April 1959, and list of large fires since 1941.
People Thompson, Arthur R.
Hicks, Wallace
Topics Fire Departments/Law Enforcement
City Government
Place Names District08--Downtown
Structure--Hampton Fire Department
Structure--Hampton Fire Station No. 1
Site--Downtown Hampton
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