March 13, 2017: Since I started Gem City Images way back in 2007, the photos posted here have been (almost) exclusively of Monrovia. All my other photos have been posted to various social media sites like Flickr, Instagram and Facebook.

While that seemed like a good idea, in reality it led to a lack of consistency that was frustrating for me and made it hard to follow along with the latest photos.

So, starting now, Gem City Images will no longer be exclusively Monrovia. If you still want to see Monrovia only, you can always click the "Monrovia" label on the right side but hopefully you'll follow along for the whole experience.

Even though Gem City Images refers to Monrovia, I decided to keep that as the blog name. No matter where I go, The Gem City is where it all started.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Tommy" - 1917 Seagrave Fire Engine

Monrovia's first fire engine - a brief history on Monrovia Patch.

T-shirts are available (see bottom photo) at the fire station with proceeds going to restoration of the fire engine.  I'm sure they'll also be happy to accept donations towards the restoration.






The t-shirt available to support restoration of "Tommy".  I've heard that there may be an additional version of the t-shirt available.  Pick one (or more) up, it's for a good cause.

3 comments:

Steffe said...

Nice to see the old engine like this.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I come from a family that was deeply involved with the Horseless Carrige organization. I remember very well those wood spoke wheels

Keith said...

Pas Adj: The spoke wheels looked in pretty decent shape, the tires not so much.

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