North San Juan in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
North San Juan Fire Department
N. S. J. F. D.
In Commemoration of the establishment of this fire station in 1864
George S. Murphy
First Fire Chief
May 13, 1939 – North San Juan
Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart No. 10
E Clampus Vitus - Nevada City
Erected 1939 by William Bull Meek, Chapter 10 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1873.
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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North San Juan CA 95960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); 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); Bullards Bar Dam and Reservoir (approx. 2½ miles away); Purdon Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away); The First Long Distance Telephone (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 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
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.