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Saturday, December 27, 2014

7th Ward Fire Company - 1885

This photo of the 7th Ward Fire Company was taken along Horner Street in Hornerstown in 1885. Some of the old firefighters in this picture include: Dan Ott. Pete Coyle, Dave Miller, John Grafe, George Rose and Jake Grafe. 
The horses were later sold to a nearby farmer who said that everytime the big dinner bell would ring the horses would pull the plow all over the place as though they were racing to a fire.
John Grafe - one of the younger ones in this photo was later a captain in the City Fire Department and was killed when the roof collapsed during a fire in a brick plant in Coopersdale.

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