Redding Prepares for 1928 Meet

Issue 21 and Volume 80.

Redding Prepares for 1928 Meet Breaking away from the regular practice, the California State Firemen’s Association at the annual convention in Stockton in September, voted to meet in Redding the first time that a convention was awarded to a town having a volunteer fire department organization. Actually the fight of Redding for the honor of entertaining the California Firemen assembled at a convention started in 1925. At that time H. K. Smith, chief, openly declared at the convention held in Sacramento that his city would place a bid for the gathering at the next year’s assembly. In 1926 Redding was a contender for the gathering but graciously gave way for Stockton. At the Stockton convention this year, Redding had its dreams come true. Representatives of the local department announced that they had the moral and financial support of the Redding business men in planning for the preparations and entertainment of…

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