Fire Truck 1

Richard Estelle
Palmer Museum of History and Art
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Turney Collection

Time Period


Image is of a vintage American-LaFrance fire truck parked on the west side of the Palmer theater building. A child is visible on the seat at the steering wheel, his trusty cap pistol ready at hand on the seat beside him. “ALASKA RAILROAD FIRE DEPARTMENT” is stamped on the engine hood, and a U.S. Federal property decal, visible on the side of the foot rest, is a reminder that at the time this truck was part of the railroad fleet, that railroad was still owned and operated by the federal government. Various information indicates the model year of this truck as 1909 or 1916. Other photos in our collection show this truck at the Lazy Mountain Children’s Home. Further research is needed to identify the truck’s history, age and current status.


Palmer, Alaska


35 mm color slide


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