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Where's the Fire?

Where's the Fire?

San Francisco, 1921. "Sonora Fire Dept. (Tuolumne County) REO truck at Engine Company No. 15 firehouse, California Street." 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

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Mystery Solved

I couldn't read the entire article because I'm not a web site member but in the December 21, 1921 'San Francisco Chronicle' there is an article that says these are new fire trucks and the photo was taken just prior to their delivery trip to Sonora.

Relatives?

Does anyone else think that the man standing in the truck bed and the one standing on the back ledge look like father and son?

Station 15, A Gothic Classic

Long ago replaced and its designation changed to Station 38, in its day, Station 15 at 2150 California Street was an architectural delight.

All buttoned up

The guys are buttoned all the way up to the neck and one is even wearing a tie! Very formal for a fireman.

That truck is so small that it looks like a toy.

Maybe...

They had to pick up their dalmatian?

Right you are, Dave

Missed that completely. So the question now is why is the truck in San Francisco?

[Perhaps it's where they get outfitted for duty before delivery. - Dave]

Out of Town Visitors

These gents must have dropped by for a visit. Sonora is about 130 miles east of San Francisco in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the middle of Gold Country.

[The gents are wearing Engine Co. 15 SFFD headgear. - Dave]

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