Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grove City in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grove City's Volunteer Fire Service

 
 
Grove City's Volunteer Fire Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
1. Grove City's Volunteer Fire Service Marker
Inscription.  

The volunteer fire department held an organizational meeting on September 21, 1904. The borough supplied the initial equipment: hose cart, hook and ladder cart, a hose, axes, crowbars. During the first year, a baseball game and a pie social were held to raise money for the department.
—————————————
During the early years of the volunteer fire department, a big event was the Hose Cart Races held on Broad Street on the Fourth of July. In 1916 the department received its first motorized fire equipment, built by Bessemer Truck Co. located on East Pine Street, at a cost of $2000.

 
Erected by the Borough of Grove City and in Memory of Ruth Daugherty Eccles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical date for this entry is September 21, 1904.
 
Location. 41° 9.655′ N, 80° 5.182′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left
Grove City's Volunteer Fire Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
2. Grove City's Volunteer Fire Service Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 South Broad Street, Grove City PA 16127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruth Daugherty Eccles (here, next to this marker); Grove City Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Bashline-Rossman Hospital (a few steps from this marker); James V. Perry and WEDA-FM (a few steps from this marker); George Junior Republic (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery Broom Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Police Chief Charles "Charlie" Ray (within shouting distance of this marker); Slippery Rock & Grove City Railway (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on one in a series of low sandstone obelisks along South Broad Street (the downtown commercial district) with markers on three sides and a cast Borough of Grove City emblem on the fourth side (facing the street).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Grove City and the Grove City Volunteer Fire Department. (Submitted on April 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Grove City Volunteer Fire Department on Facebook. (Submitted on April 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Grove City PA. (Submitted on April 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Grove City's Volunteer Fire Service Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
3. Grove City's Volunteer Fire Service Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=171230

Paid Advertisement
May. 11, 2021