Bicentennial Display

Issue 10 and Volume 128.

Bicentennial Display A hand-drawn hose reel that is half as old as the nation is on display outside Station 1 of the Fort Carson, Colo., Fire Department in observance of the United States bicentennial. Assistant Chief R. A. Chambers of Fort Carson reports that the reel will have its centennial next year, as its service life dates back to 1876. The reel is on loan from the nearby Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Fire fighters at Station 1 prepared the display site outside their station. A loose stone walk leads to the hose reel and both the walk and the area are bordered by wooden posts with rope strung between them. The art work on the two fire fighter figures pulling the hose reel was done by Rich Farley of Station 5. The fire fighters are depicted in uniforms of the last century. In the rear of the display, a…

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