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North San Juan in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

North San Juan Fire Department

N. S. J. F. D.

 
 
N.S.J.F.D. - Replacement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
1. N.S.J.F.D. - Replacement Marker
Inscription.
Original Marker:
North San Juan Fire Department
In Commemoration of the establishment of this fire station in 1864
George S. Murphy
First Fire Chief
Replacement Marker:
N. S. J. F. D.
To the memory of the first fire department – organized in 1862. George Murphy first Fire Chief.
Presented by Wm. Bull Meek Chapter ECV
May 13, 1939 – North San Juan

Rededicated October 4, 1975
Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart No. 10
E Clampus Vitus - Nevada City

 
Erected 1939 by William Bull Meek, Chapter 10 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 22.175′ N, 121° 6.199′ W. Marker is in North San Juan, California, in Nevada County. Marker can be reached from Resservoir Street south of California Highway 49, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: North San Juan CA 95960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wells Fargo & Company / North San Juan - 1853 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
N.S.J.F.D. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
2. N.S.J.F.D. Marker
North San Juan United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old North San Juan School (approx. ¼ mile away); Marysville to Virginia City in 32 Hours (approx. 2.2 miles away); Oregon Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Purdon Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away); The First Long Distance Telephone (approx. 5.4 miles away); Dobbins (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North San Juan.
 
More about this marker. The original marker was dedicated on May 13, 1939 by William Bull Meek, Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus but has been lost for many years. Text is from an invoice of M. Greenberg’s Sons Foundry in San Francisco, dated May 10, 1939. Total cost of plaque - $23.18. A replacement marker was erected by Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart No.10 ECV in 1975.
(Information courtesy of ECV Chapter 10)
 
Regarding North San Juan Fire Department. The North San Juan Fire Department is the oldest volunteer fire department in Nevada County. It began serving the
North San Juan Fire District – Community Hall image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
3. North San Juan Fire District – Community Hall
The marker is mounted on a concrete base to the right of the entrance door.
town of North San Juan in 1862, and was incorporated as a Fire Protection District in 1986. Today they cover the largest territory with the smallest budget of all fire districts in Nevada County, providing services for 250 to 300 incidents per year. Only a little over 10% of their emergency responses are related to fires. Over half of the responses involve medical emergencies, one-fourth are vehicle accidents, and the remainder are other miscellaneous emergencies. About 65% of calls come from North San Juan or the San Juan Ridge Area.
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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