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

Pascagoula Fire Fighters

 
 
Pascagoula Fire Fighters Marker image. 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1907.
 
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. Located next to the railroad tracks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pascagoula MS 39567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scranton's (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackson County Government (approx. 0.2 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Round Island Lighthouse
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By Stephen Bell, February 27, 2009
2. Pascagoula Fire Fighters Marker
The marker stands near the railroad crossing where the accident took place.
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(approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Round Island Lighthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Orange Avenue Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); DeJean House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pascagoula Street Railroad and Power Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pascagoula.
 
Pascagoula Fire Fighters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tommy Glen Goss, August 21, 2019
3. Pascagoula Fire Fighters Marker
The New Fire Truck with DeWitt Monroe sitting in the passenger seat.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2009, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,403 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on February 28, 2009, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2009, by Stephen Bell of Biloxi, Mississippi.   3. submitted on August 21, 2019, by Tommy Glen Goss of Arlington, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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