08/23/09 122 W, 1 I - + 12 - 5 Reflections

There's nothing as shiny as freshly washed fire truck. That's Wilson's Mills first engine, a 1947 Mack pumper that was recently restored by inmates at the Piedmont Correctional Center in Salisbury. The truck was first purchased by the fire department in 1973, for $4,000. It was sold in 1981, then found in a field in Lumberton in 2002. The price this time was $600. The restoration was funded with firefighter and community donations totaling $18,000. The vintage engine appeared at Saturday's fire apparatus parade on Fayetteville Street. See those photos, the full series having just been posted. Now, back to the Mack. Here's an older WRAL story about the truck. Next question, where did it serve prior to 1973?

is that picture in the door of DHR5?
jg - 08/24/09 - 16:42

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