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Janesville Fire Department: souvenir published in the interest of the Firemen's Relief Association

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Janesville (Wis.). (341). Bissell and Dougherty; compilers, Editor
Janesville Fire Department: souvenir published in the interest of the Firemen's Relief Association
Janesville, Wisconsin: Gazette Printing Co., 1902
165 p. : ill. ; 18 x 26 cm.

The "Janesville Fire Department Souvenir Album," a quality book published in 1902 by the local newspaper for the Firemen's Relief Association, is not only a pictorial history of 19th century Janesville firemen and their horse drawn fire fighting equipment but also gives a portrait of some residences, street scenes, and the many businesses that they protected. Business interiors are a significant feature and include a large number of local saloons and beer halls in addition to Janesville retail and manufacturing interiors and exteriors.Some of the textual material includes professional advertising cards of physicians, dentists, and many businesses. Two pages provide a 50-year historical sketch of Janesville firefighting history, and the last sixteen pages include the bulk of textual material listing local officeholders. Besides commentary on the economic, social, spiritual, and educational Janesville of the time, historical Janesville and vicinity events from 1835-1902 are listed, including details of church organizations. City and county officials, local postmasters, Rock County representatives in state and territorial government and the location of Janesville fire alarm boxes are detailed, as well as the details of labor and fraternal society organizations and state fairs held in Janesville.

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Contents

[Cover] Souvenir: Janesville fire department: published in the interest of the Fireman's Relief Association: Janesville, Wis., July 1st, 1902, pp. [1]-[2]

[Dedication] To the public, pp. [3]-[6]

[Historical sketch], pp. 7-8

[Historical photos of Janesville], pp. [unnumbered]-32

Janesville as it is

Looking backward: brief and important historical data relating to Janesville and its immediate vicinity

[Cover]


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