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[Postcard of a Fire Station, Springfield, Ohio]

Description: Postcard of the Springfield Fire Department at their headquarters, lined up in horse-drawn carts. The station has two garage doors at its base, and "1878" is displayed at its front. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Many thanks for views received today. This is No. 1 station, a very old building as you can see [...]"
Date: February 6, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of a Fire Station, Lima, Ohio]

Description: Postcard of a fire department at a fire station, lined up with four horse-drawn wagons. Three of the wagons are lined up outside of labeled garages. From left to right, the garages are labeled: Truck No. 1, Wagon No. 1, and Steamer No. 1. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Dear Sir, Your card received and will be glad to exchange views with you. Heep you will like this one. We have 5 stations, there are 18 men in the Central Station. I have put a pin hole through the card just above where I am standing on the [...] Truck. We have no automatic apparatus as yet but will have soon [...]"
Date: February 5, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of a Fire Alarm Response, Lima, Ohio]

Description: Postcard of the Lima Fire Department rushing to a fire in their horse-drawn wagons, moving diagonally to the right towards the foreground. Bystanders on the street have cleared a straight path for the fire fighters. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Your fire card received with pleasure. That is one of the finest pieces of auto fire apparatus I have ever seen. Are you making a special collection of fire views or do you care for city views [?]. I have some very fine views of the city I would be glad to send you as my fire views are very few. The steamer shown in this view is now drawn by 3 horses instead of 2. This is an old picture taken several years ago."
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of a Fire Station, Ohio]

Description: Postcard of a two-story, red brick fire station. The building has three double doors at its front, windows along its second story, and a belfry on its right. A woman is standing in front of the building, holding an umbrella. A hatted man is standing near the tower on the right. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "I am going to Detroit in about two weeks, and will remember you. Thanks for your appreciation for what I have sent."
Date: July 3, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Five Fire Fighters]

Description: Postcard of five fire fighters in a group photo, two are standing, the other three are sitting in chairs. On the right, a door is open, with a visible staircase inside. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Card received yesterday, many thanks. Still plenty of snow and cold. Day off tomorrow, better make the rounds with me. This is a view of everyone at No. 3 taken in first of quarters. Left to right [...], still having a few small ones."
Date: February 13, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of a Fire Station, Lima, Ohio]

Description: Postcard of the South Side Fire Station in Lima, Ohio. The fire department is lined up outside with two horse-drawn wagons. A small dog is standing near the wagon on the right. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Card was fine, hope you will like this one [...]"
Date: 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter, March 17, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter describing the wagon in the photograph, Brown says "this is a view of old truck at No. 3." He later says that the wagon has been remodeled and moved to another station; the wagon is loaded down with ladders in the back. The photograph shows the wagon sitting outside of the local fire station with a fireman sitting atop the driver's seat and holding the reins.
Date: March 17, 1912
Creator: Brown, Gus
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter, March 25, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter thanking George for sending him cards of the truck in Dallas, Texas and discussing the recent snow storm. The photograph on the reverse side shows one of the horse-drawn fire wagons, parked in front of the fire station, used by the Springfield Fire Department in Springfield, Ohio; this wagon is being pulled by two horses with two firemen in the driver's seat. There are also two firemen standing on the back of the wagon on the far right of the picture.
Date: March 25, 1912
Creator: Brown, Gus
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of an Auto Fire Engine, Springfield, Ohio]

Description: Postcard of the Springfield Fire Department with a fire engine automobile. The early model automobile has two seats, a small compartment in the back that carries a hose, and a bell mounted on its hood. The back of the photograph has a handwritten message discussing the exchange of collectible postcards with George Pendexter.
Date: January 29, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Photograph of a Fire Station in Cincinnati, Ohio]

Description: Postcard of a fire station in the shoe and leather district in Cincinnati, Ohio. The fire department is outside the building with six horse-drawn vehicles in front of four garage doors. The doors are labeled (from left to right), "Engine Co - No. 44", "Engine Co - "No. 4", "Water Tower No. 2", and "Ladder Co - No. 7." A handwritten message on the back of the photograph says, "[...] I am sending you this to let you know that I am alive, but want to get back to [...]. Give all the boys my regards. [...]". The postcard is signed by S. W. Berkley.
Date: December 15, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard Addressed to C. L. Woodward in Austin, Texas]

Description: Postcard addressed to C. L. Woodward "Chief Fire Dept., Austin [sic], Texas" with a photograph of the motor vehicles used by the Akron Fire Department in Akron, Ohio. The caption on the photo reads: "The Webb Motor Fire Apparatus used in the Akron Fire Department." All of the vehicles have ladders loaded in the back, along with alarm bells mounted on the front part of the cars; these are parked outside of the fire station in the city with the firemen of the department posing around the vehicles.
Date: May 21, 1909
Creator: Taylor, O.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter, February 27, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter describing a fire that happened in Springfield, Ohio in 1903, in talking about injuries Brown says: "5 buried [sic] by falling walls, 3 taken out dead, others had broken limbs." The photograph on the reverse side shows the damage caused by the fire at the Fountain Square Theatre on February 19, 1903; this is the "stage entrance" which is torn up and wooden beams lying on the ground in disarray.
Date: February 27, 1912
Creator: Brown, Gus C.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from L. A. to Mr. Will L. Henkle, April 8, 1908]

Description: Postcard from L. A. to Mr. Will L. Henkle, thanking him for sending something, and discussing Texas's pretty landscape. The front of the postcard features a photograph of Holy Angels Academy in Boerne, Texas, a two-story building with wrap-around porches on both stories. There is a small tower extending from the center of the roof of the building, with a cross-shaped spire at the top. There are a few short steps leading up to the first-story porch and the front door to the academy. There are several trees surrounding the building, obscuring much of the second-story.
Date: 1908-04-08~
Creator: A., L.
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

Oral History Interview with Robert Edward Sieker, August 3, 2000

Description: Interview with Robert Edward Skieker, a pilot from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Sieker discusses his grandfather's immigration from Germany. In addition to his stories from his extensive flying career, he also talks about his service in the military during World War II, his various occupations throughout the years, and his work against the screwworm infestation.
Date: August 3, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Sieker, Robert Edward
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Postcard from the Craig Sisters to Mrs. Doug Craig, July 26, 1930]

Description: Postcard from the Craig sisters to their mother, Mrs. Doug Craig, discussing their day and night on their trip. One of the girls mentions she didn't have an asthma attack the night before. The front of the postcard features a photograph of two buildings - one is a light-colored stone building, and the other is a two-story building with porches on both stories. The light-colored building is situated in the center-ground, while the two-story house sits in the background. There are several leafless trees surrounding the light-colored building.
Date: July 26, 1930
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library