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Fire at Atlas Flour Mill

Date: December 11 1926
Description: Fire destroyed the Atlas Flour Mill, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage. Thirteen engine companies, six truck companies, and two fire boats fought the...
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Man on Tall Ladder

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Description: Fire fighting scene in which a man is at the top of a very tall ladder mounted on a hook and ladder fire truck. A group of men observe. A haze of smoke fil...
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International VCO-202A Fire and Rescue Truck Battling Fire

Date: 1963
Description: Fire fighters use an International fire and rescue truck with an eighty-five foot mounted ladder to fight a fire, possibly as part of a training exercise....
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Men Fighting Forest Fire

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Description: Several men fighting a small forest fire. One man has a water pack on his back.
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Fire Fighters Practice with Scout Fire Truck

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Description: Color photograph of a fire crew battling small house fire during a training exercise. The men are using an International Scout fire truck.
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Fire Fighters Douse Flames Downtown

Date: April 15 1950
Description: Fire fighters from neighboring communities help put out at a nighttime fire in the downtown business district.
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Fire at Madison Steam Laundry

Date: March 20 1935
Description: View across street towards the Madison Steam Laundry, at 433 State Street, the scene of a fire. In front of the building is a fire truck with extension lad...
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Building Fire

Date: January 13 1929
Description: Flames light up the night as fire fighters hose down the Jeffery Brothers Automobile Preparing and Storage building at 621 University Avenue in an attempt...
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The American Fireman Facing the Enemy

Date: 1858
Description: A fire fighter stands over a fire as he trains his hose on the flames. This depicts the close proximity to the fire fire fighters were required to work be...
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The Conklin Fire

Date: 1915
Description: Fire fighters standing amid smoking timbers aim their hoses to douse the flames.
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Fighting the Fire

Date: September 19 1959
Description: Fire fighter stands with his back to the camera as he points the hose to the flames.
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Fire at the Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

Date: February 27 1904
Description: Wisconsin State Capitol fire, showing a crowd watching near the South Wing. Some of the contents of the building are already in wagons ready to be hauled a...
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Fire at the Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

Date: February 27 1904
Description: Fire at the third Wisconsin State Capitol, showing the South Wing, and spectators gathered on the path. Some of the salvaged contents of the building are s...
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International Model H Fire Truck

Date: 1919
Description: International Model H fire truck owned by the Brookfield Fire Department.
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Fire Fighters Pose with International Model H Fire Truck

Date: 1920
Description: Fire fighters posing with their International Model H fire truck.
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Madison Water Works

Date: 1900
Description: The Madison City Water Works pumping station at the intersection of Gorham and Livingston which provided pressure to the city's mains. A group of people st...
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Fire Company Wagon

Date: 1868
Description: The first ladder wagon of Capitol Hook and Ladder Company #1 posed at the corner of Pinckney and Main streets to show off the length of the wagon and the 4...
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Wisconsin State Capitol (Third) and Isthmus Map

Date: 1896
Description: A portion of John B. Heim's map of the Water Works System of Madison showing the size of the third Wisconsin Capitol (228' x 226') in comparison with the C...
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Fire Truck Advertising Card

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Description: Advertising card for a double tank combination chemical and hose car on an International Harvester commercial truck chassis featuring color illustration. T...
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International Municipal Service Truck Catalog

Date: 1923
Description: Cover of an advertising brochure for International municipal service trucks. Features a color illustration of a fire truck and part of a burning building s...

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