Fire and Fire Control in Colonial Wilmington – 1975

Yes, it’s history month at Blog Central. Was shown this last week, from a fellow research. The story of fire protection in Colonial Wilmington, from a May 1975 article in the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Bulletin. 

Includes details on what was likely North Carolina’s first hand engine, delivered circa 1756. Plus a few details on the other towns of the time, both in and out of state.

This one’s a must-read for history buffs. Details on colonial fire protection in the Carolinas can be quite hard to come by.

Read the bulletin (PDF, 2.7MB). 

Original retrieved from on February 12, 2019.

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