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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Fire Brigade, Wolverine Co. #3

Fire Brigade, Wolverine Co. #3


Members of the volunteer fire company, wearing their fire helmets, pose with their hand-operated fire engine. Charles Belknap, holding a trumpet, is at the far left. Shops in the background are at Campau Square, and a horse and carriage waits at the curb. A.D. Rathbun stand next to the horse, and the building at the far left is the Rathbun House. A gas light, installed in 1857, is on the corner at the left of the photo.


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TitleFire Brigade, Wolverine Co. #3

Title by cataloger. The Wolverine Co. #3, organized in 1850, was a West Side Company.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionColl. #59, James R. Hooper Photograph Coll., History & Special Collections Dept., Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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