Firefighting in Charlotte [NOOK Book]

Overview

The story of firefighting in Charlotte is a tale of explosive growth and change that dates back to its humble beginnings in 1887. The city of Charlotte credits expansion to several events, including the gold rush of the 1830s, the railroad expansion of the 1860s, and the textile boom of the 1880s. During the textile boom, the volunteer firefighters protecting Charlotte and Mecklenburg County could no

longer adequately protect the growing city....
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Overview

The story of firefighting in Charlotte is a tale of explosive growth and change that dates back to its humble beginnings in 1887. The city of Charlotte credits expansion to several events, including the gold rush of the 1830s, the railroad expansion of the 1860s, and the textile boom of the 1880s. During the textile boom, the volunteer firefighters protecting Charlotte and Mecklenburg County could no

longer adequately protect the growing city. Thus the Charlotte Fire Department was born. The Roaring Twenties brought in the auto age and along with it motorized fire trucks. Race tensions of the 1960s and

the financial boom of the 1990s also figure in the fire department's history. Returning to her roots of growth, Charlotte is now a bustling financial and transportation hub of 650,000 residents protected by

more than 1,000 firefighters living in 38 firehouses. Firefighting in Charlotte provides a photographic road map of how fire protection

developed from horse-drawn engines of the 1800s to the state-of-theart apparatus of today. Fire trucks, firehouses, and the firefighters are depicted in images obtained from personal collections, newspapers, archives, and museums.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439619315
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 53 MB
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Meet the Author

Author Shawn Royall is a captain and 11-year veteran of the Charlotte Fire Department. Born in Charlotte, he has had an interest in the history and traditions of the fire service since taking the oath to be a firefighter.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     5
Introduction     7
1880-1920     9
1920-1940     27
1940-1960     43
1960-1980     69
1980-1990     101
Further Information     126
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