03/29/09 214 W, 1 I - + 17 - 18 North Carolina State Firemen's Association History Bits

A list of the officers of the North Carolina State Firemen's Association, from 1888 to 2000, has been updated to this history page. Looking over the PDF document scan, there have been a number of long-time and very long-time officers over the decades. From a manual count, they include:

And what's the spread for convention cities, you ask? Whose hosted the most-est?

From this page of tournament dates, the most frequent have been:

One-time locations, to date: Gastonia, Greenville, Hamlet, High Point, Lumberton, Pinehurst, Statesville, Wrightsville Beach.

Longest conventions: 1920 in Fayetteville, six days! Then 1929 in Hendersonville, 1967 Asheville, 1974 in Wilmington, five days each. Shortest conventions: 1888 in Greensboro (debut), 1893 in Wilmington, 1917 in Wrightsville Beach, one day each.1

1Data is incomplete for show durations, so longest and shortest convention data is subject to change.

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