Though these firemen posed proudly before a parade in the years around 1910, their hand-drawn and pumped hose cart was almost useless against a major wind-driven blaze, conclusively proven in 1918. The department acquired its first truck, a used Maxwell, in 1923.
"Cle Elum Fire Hall" (1915). Ellensburg History Photographs. 270.
Local History Collection Photographs, Ellensburg Public Library
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