[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, March 25, 1911]

One of 9 postcards in the series: Parades 1907-1912 available on this site.

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Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter describing a recent fire that took place catching multiple buildings on fire and causing around $45,000 in damage. The photograph on the reverse side shows the Battle Creek Fire Department riding through the street during the July 4, 1912 parade. The carriage in the center of the picture is holding a number of ladders on the back end; there are four firemen standing on the carriage as it rolls down the street. A lot of the people in the crowd are holding umbrellas to protect from the sunshine.

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Johnston, W. B. March 25, 1912.

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Fire Museum of Texas

Located in the Beaumont Fire Department's 1927 Central Fire Station, the museum opened in 1984 and became the official state fire museum in 1986. Today it provides access to fire service history and education for people across the state of Texas. This nonprofit organization is operated by Beaumont Fire-Rescue Services.

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  • Main Title: [Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, March 25, 1911]
  • Series Title: Parades 1907-1912

Description

Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter describing a recent fire that took place catching multiple buildings on fire and causing around $45,000 in damage. The photograph on the reverse side shows the Battle Creek Fire Department riding through the street during the July 4, 1912 parade. The carriage in the center of the picture is holding a number of ladders on the back end; there are four firemen standing on the carriage as it rolls down the street. A lot of the people in the crowd are holding umbrellas to protect from the sunshine.

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2015

This compilation of newspapers, photographs, and other materials provides a glimpse into the diverse people and fascinating places that have contributed to the growth of Texas.

George Pendexter Postcard Collection

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  • March 25, 1912

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • March 18, 2016, 4:44 p.m.

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  • June 2, 2016, 3:36 p.m.

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Johnston, W. B. [Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, March 25, 1911], postcard, March 25, 1912; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth705978/: accessed December 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Fire Museum of Texas.