Fire works

Fire bell, Angels Camp Museum

I was able to get extremely close to the fire apparatus in the Angels Camp Museum both last summer and in September 2018; by contrast, on my visit to Auburn’s historic red-and-white-striped firehouse, I found everything locked up tight. I shot my photos of the horseless carriage through the windows. Finally, a wire screen protected the entrance to the old firehouse in North Bloomfield when we made our trip to Nevada County in September 2020. The fire equipment seemed a bit more “primitive” (as the Big Guy might say), but if you study the photo you may spot an axe on the back wall, as well as firemen’s helmets and some jackets that look a little the worse for wear.

Auburn Firehouse, September 2021

Lantern on the rear of Engine 1925, City of Angels

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