Fresno Fire Company July 4 1877 Fresno California

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Title

Fresno Fire Company July 4 1877 Fresno California

Subject

Gundelfinger, Leopold, 1858-1921 -- Photographs.; Fire departments -- California -- Fresno County -- 19th century -- Photographs.; Fire fighters -- California -- Fresno County -- 19th century -- Photographs.; Fresno (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- Photographs.

Description

The Fresno Hook and Ladder Company was organized in February 24, 1877. Mr. Leopold (Lee) Gundelfinger was the fire chief, is seated in the center of the front row of this photograph. The other fire fighters starting in the back row, left to right, Charles Wainwright, John Elam, Lephonso Burks, Harry Rea, Charles DeLong, Louis Einstein, Charles Overholzer, and N.D. Gilbert. The front row from left to right are Fred Kramer, George Strine, Frank Tadlock, Steve Spano, John Dwyer, Wm. Lawrenson, Lee Gundelfinger (Chief), Will Silvers, John Welsh, Wm. H. McKenzie, Andrew Basso, and John Boyle. The Fresno Fire Commission was formed in May 14, 1881, having two cisterns installed and later a fire engine in July 1884. It was established on I Street stationhouse.

Source

1 Photographic print (postcard) :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

1877

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0129

Coverage

1877

Files

frp0129a.jpg

Citation

“Fresno Fire Company July 4 1877 Fresno California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed April 17, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1776.

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