Tombstone in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Tombstone Engine Co. No. 1
Erected 2005 by Tombstone Restoration Commission. (Marker Number 36.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 31° 42.676′ N, 110° 3.948′ W. Marker is in Tombstone, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on East Toughnut Street, on the right when traveling east. The old firehouse is called the Old Firehouse Senior Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 507 East Toughnut Street, Tombstone AZ 85638, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Million Dollar Stope (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mines of Tombstone (within shouting distance of this marker); Curly Bill Brocius Killed Marshal Fred White Here (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bird Cage Theatre (about 300 feet away); City Marshall Virgil Earp (about 300 feet away); M. Calisher General Store (about 400 feet away); Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel (about 400 feet away); The Oriental Saloon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tombstone.
Regarding Tombstone Engine Co. No. 1. The Tombstone Volunteer Fire Department had a dual function of putting out fires and serving as one of the more elite social clubs of the community. Fancy uniforms were the order of the day, but not all was pump and splendor. Firefighters were sometimes called upon to risk their lives for the city. On June 23, 1882, the Tombstone Epitaph acknowledged receipt of $180.00".., to provide medicines and necessaries for firemen wounded in the late flames."
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