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Throwback Thursday: Firefighters of yesteryear

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on July 31st, 2014

By Joe Veyera

This week’s throwback post honors some of Ballard’s local heroes, the firefighters who helped keep neighborhood residents safe in decades long since past.

The black and white photo below, taken in 1922, shows the firefighters of Seattle Fire Station #18, which was built in 1911 at 5429 Russell Avenue (NW Market Street & Russell Avenue NW).


The black and white photo below, taken in 1922, also shows the firefighters of Station #18, lined up in front of the Russell Avenue fire house.


The black and white photo below, also taken in 1922, shows a horse-drawn fire engine outside Station #18.


The black and white photo below, taken in 1958, shows a fireman laying atop burnt structure sparying water from hose on other parts of burnt structures during the 1958 Seattle Cedar Fire.


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Photos and information courtesy of Ballard Historical Society.

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