Sunday, July 3, 2016

Independence Day Parade, 1947

VFW fire truck
(Click on image to enlarge)
Image courtesy of the Eldon Harms family.

Here we have the V.F.W.'s fire truck in a parade. At the wheel is Eldon Harms. No one else is identified.

While the date of the photo above was not recorded, I think it looks enough like this one, taken in Hobart in 1947, that we can safely say they were both taken at the same place on the same occasion — most likely the parade on July 4, 1947, during Hobart's big centennial celebration.

Eldon himself once told me that the fire truck had belonged to the fire department of Camp 133 before the Hobart V.F.W. bought it.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Happy 4th!