Monday, January 09, 2012

Albany Fire Department 1867-1967 100 Years of Paid Fire Service

The history of the paid Albany fire department : a story of fires and firemen from l867-1967 / / Warren W. Abriel, editor; Joseph H. Winchell III, photographer. 400 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm.  privately printed, limited edition

Albany Institute of History & Art

National Museum of American History,  in Washington has a copy available for inter-library loan

Dennis Holzman Antiques, an Albany Bookseller has a copy and wants  $275 for it 

The absurdity of these scenarios is so complete that it simply stuns skepticism into silence. We just don't want to go where we don't want to go.

These wooden display cases which held the treasure of the Iroquois nations have clearly been looted by the hands of men, and not wreaked by fire.

"Fourth floor, corridor on Southwestern Staircase; the cases contained valuable Indian Curios. The intense heat caused the stones to fall from the sides and ceiling; the electric-light bulbs in the chandeliers were not not broken."

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