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Langham Fire Department marks 110 years of service

A 1908 Waterous horse-drawn, gas-powered fire engine

In 1908, the Langham Volunteer Fire Department was only a few months old, but the fledgling organization already had one of the best firefighting machines in the country.

The horse-drawn Waterous gasoline fire engine, manufactured in Brantford, Ontario, retailed for about $3,500. When you added on railway freight to ship it west, the bill probably came to at least $4,500.

“That was big coin in those days,” said  Langham Fire Chief Bill McCombs. “Really big coin, especially for a town that only got established in 1907. Continue reading “Langham Fire Department marks 110 years of service”

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