Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Bell of 1889

Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Fire Bell of 1889 (HM293W)

Location: Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 Hopkins County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 8.627', W 95° 36.041'

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Volunteer fire fighters, organized soon after Sulphur Springs was incorporated (1870), used a "bucket brigade" and hand-drawn equipment to control blazes before the city purchased a steam fire engine in 1888. To summon firemen, this 500-pound brass bell was bought in 1889 and hung in the tower of the engine house. It was replaced in the 1930s by a siren which spread the alarm over a wider area of the growing town. Professional firemen joined the force in the 1940s, but volunteers still help battle major fires.
HM NumberHM293W
Year Placed1975
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 257416 N 3670238
Decimal Degrees33.14378333, -95.60068333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 8.627', W 95° 36.041'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 8' 37.62" N, 95° 36' 2.4599999999998" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Bonner St, Sulphur Springs TX 75482, US
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