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Pascagoula in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pascagoula Fire Fighters

 
 
Pascagoula Fire Fighters Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stephen Bell, February 27, 2009
1. Pascagoula Fire Fighters Marker
Inscription. On this site on April 17, 1952, Pascagoula's newest and most modern fire truck, on its way to an emergency call collided with and was destroyed by a train called "The Hummingbird". Assistant Chief Klein Thornton, Firefighter DeWitt Monroe, and Volunteer Joe Williams were killed. Chief Jimmie Hudson was critically injured.
 
Erected by Pascagoula Firefighters Association IAFF Local 1469.
 
Location. 30° 22.018′ N, 88° 33.389′ W. Marker is in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Pascagoula Street and Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Pascagoula Street. Click for map. Located next to the railroad tracks. Marker is in this post office area: Pascagoula MS 39567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fernando Gautier and Sons Sawmill (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Old Place (approx. 3.5 miles away); Creosote Works (approx. 3.5 miles away); Historic Gautier Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away); Gautier School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Twelve Oaks (approx. 3.8 miles away); New Era Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Graveline (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
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Pascagoula Fire Fighters Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stephen Bell, February 27, 2009
2. Pascagoula Fire Fighters Marker
The marker stands near the railroad crossing where the accident took place.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,207 times since then and 76 times this year. Last updated on , by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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