The Man in the Leather Helmet: A Souvenir Booklet of The Dallas Fire Department

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Souvenir book that was sold to raise money for the Dallas Firemen's Relief Fund. It includes a complete roster of Dallas firemen with photographs, articles about the department and fire-related topics, and images of locations, as well as advertising for Dallas businesses.

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64 p. : ill., ports. ; 31 cm.

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Dallas Firemen's Relief Fund 1931.

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This book is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2016 and was provided by the Dallas Firefighters Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 750 times, with 22 in the last month. More information about this book can be viewed below.

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Dallas Firefighters Museum

The Dallas Firefighters Museum has documented the history of the firefighting profession in Dallas since 1972. The fire department itself was established by the city in the 1870s. The Museum preserves firefighting history through restoration and display of vintage tools, apparatus, and memorabilia.

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Souvenir book that was sold to raise money for the Dallas Firemen's Relief Fund. It includes a complete roster of Dallas firemen with photographs, articles about the department and fire-related topics, and images of locations, as well as advertising for Dallas businesses.

Physical Description

64 p. : ill., ports. ; 31 cm.

Notes

Handwritten list of names and dates on right side of title page: "J.A. Becker, July 1, 1961; S.E. Hansen, Oct. 11-1960; Wheeler, Aug. 16, 1960; A. A. Darr, June 14, 1960; Louie Jayroe, June 15, 1959; W.L. Baker, May 23, 1961; Grady Creel, Aug. 7, 1961; W.A. McKinley, Jan. 2, 1959; E.L. Archer, May 21, 1961; C. West, April 4, 1963."

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Rescuing Texas History, 2016

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

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  • 1931

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  • Sept. 14, 2017, 9 a.m.

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Dallas Firemen's Relief Fund. The Man in the Leather Helmet: A Souvenir Booklet of The Dallas Fire Department, book, 1931; Dallas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth880870/: accessed August 3, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Firefighters Museum.

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