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Firefighters celebrate an anniversary

From the pages of the Crescent City American, March 1930.

Members of the Crescent City Fire Department held a banquet in the Childs Hall on Monday evening, March 2, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the organizing of Crescent City Fire Engine Company No. 1, with 42 members and guests present to partake of the bounteous supper prepared from what had been left over from the supper served at the annual Masque Ball Saturday night.

Five members of the original company answered “HERE” when the roll was called by Fire Chief Bill Nohl, they being as follows: J.L. Musick, Joe P. “Nemuck” Crawford, Nick Johnson, A.J. “Judge” Ahern, and T.B. Culter.

During the banquet, Frank Starry, acting as toastmaster, made a very nice little talk and presented Belvy Wagner with a large bronze medal as a token of the high regard in which the members of the company hold him, for his services rendered as “Chief Engineer” during the fire that broke out in the Crescent City hospital two weeks ago. Mr. Wagner also had the honor of being the first member to drive the new fire engine to a fire.

The evening was spent at card playing and a general good time, with Grant Francis serving in the capacity of general host, custodian and merrymaker.

New feed store built

Oliver Morton, proprietor of the Del Norte Feed Store, has started work on a new building that will house his feed store, on the corner of Second and G streets. 

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