A celebrity of 1849. The first Fire Engine ever used in San Francisco. It was built in 1820 and was ...
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Jesse Brown Cook Scrapbooks Documenting San Francisco History and Law Enforcement
BANC PIC 1996.003:Volume 16:46b--fALB
The Bancroft Library
Full titleA celebrity of 1849. The first Fire Engine ever used in San Francisco. It was built in 1820 and was the property at one time of Martin Van Buren, President of the United States, from whom it was secured by William Free, who brought it to San Francisco in 1849. It is now one of the historic relics in the home of the Exempt Firemen at 9 Brenham place.
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