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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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Forest Rangers Using Phone

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Description: Forest rangers using an emergency phone on the back of a truck.
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Sinking of the Lady Elgin

Date: September 22 1860
Description: Sketch from the "New York Illustrated News" of the sinking of the sidewheel passenger, Lady Elgin. She was struck and sunk by the Augusta on...
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Villa Louis Flood Scene

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Description: Men with shovels during the flood at Villa Louis.
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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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International Scouts and Helicopter Used by Atlanta Police

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Description: International Scouts and a helicopter used by the Atlanta police emergency rescue unit.
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Ambulance Personnel and Onlookers Attending to Boy in Accident

Date: March 23 1929
Description: Citizens look on as City of Chicago emergency personnel and others carry an injured boy at an accident scene. The event was most likely a staged exercise....
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Ambulance Personnel Loading Person into International Ambulance

Date: March 23 1929
Description: City of Chicago ambulance personnel are loading a person involved in an accident into an International ambulance as a small group of people are looking on....
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Pushing Wrecked Car

Date: September 03 1931
Description: Otto Bosshard standing in the background watching motorcycle patrolman Calbert James Sparks and a spectator push his wrecked car off a safety island at the...
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Civil Air Patrol Card

Date: 1945
Description: Civil Air Patrol membership card belonging to Meinhardt Raabe.
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Wisconsin Civil Air Corps Card

Date: June 28 1948
Description: Wisconsin Civil Air Corps card, Escanaba chapter, issued to Meinhardt Raabe.
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Highway Patrolman's Day

Date: 1961
Description: Photograph taken through the broken windshield of a Wisconsin State highway patrol car. The patrolmen are at the scene of an automobile accident somewhere...
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Automobile Accident

Date: April 03 1979
Description: Emergency workers assist the passenger injured in an accident at North Sherman Boulevard and W. North Avenue. The automobile, which was driven by a ninete...
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Stevens Point First Aid

Date: April 1939
Description: Stevens Point police officers apparently rendering first aid to a pedestrian injured by an automobile. In fact, this photograph from the files of the Stat...
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Police First Aid Training

Date: November 16 1945
Description: Dane County Traffic Police receiving first aid training. Officer E.W. Kelzenberg on the left, Lieut. A.C. Pope in the middle, and Officer Ralph Conklin on...
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Police First Aid Training

Date: November 16 1945
Description: Dane County traffic police receiving first aid training. Officer Rodney Burgenske is performing artificial respiration on Lieut. A.C. Pope while Capt. O.F...
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Police First Aid Training

Date: November 16 1945
Description: Dane County traffic police receiving first aid training. They are demonstrating the correct way for carrying a victim. From left are Lieut. A.C. Pope, an...
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Airplane Crash in Lake Mendota

Date: July 18 1944
Description: Dozens of boys at Camp Wakanda on the north shore of Lake Mendota watch rescue work on an airplane which has crashed into the lake near shore. Tom Langloi...
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Life Saving Service

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Description: Group of men of the Life Saving Service posing in front of their boat.
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TD-9 Tractor Removing Flood Debris

Date: 1941
Description: International TD-9 crawler tractor (TracTracTor) lifts dirt into a dump truck. Original caption reads: "An International TD-9 Diesel TracTracTor equipped w...

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