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October 20, 2017
One Hundred Years of Tradition Unimpeded by Progress
Updated On: Jul 12, 2007

 

 
On February 7th 1904 the city of Baltimore Maryland was stricken by a CONFLAGRATION that started in a storage area / basement of the 6 story Hurst building. The fire burned 155 acres of mercantile property valued at 55 million and 50,000 people lost jobs. Multiple other cities showed up with equipment some even shipped by train. What was the wrench in the system that prevented all these departments from working together?
 
 
You guessed it! They could not thread their hose together to supply their apparatus. See the list below. After 103 years we still have the same problem in certain areas.
 
 
 
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