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UNIQUE SERVICES OF LOWVILLE

Issue 26 and Volume 39.

UNIQUE SERVICES OF LOWVILLE Specially written for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING Though only a small village of about 3,000 inhabitants, Lowville, N. Y., has a thoroughly efficient volunteer fire department, one which will compare favorably with many of the full paid departments of larger towns. It has developed to its present condition of excellence from the fire bucket and ladder with which each house had to be provided seventy-seven years ago, when men, women and children served to fight the flames, to the present firstrate organisation of today, with its modern apparatus and intelligent and zealous firemen, under Chief George Sherwood, who, by the way, was elected the other day a vicepresident of the New York State Fire Chiefs’ association. The first attempt at an organised fire department in Lewis county was established in Lowville on July 24, 1829. Stephen Leonard was its captain, and the source of water supply…

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