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Knights Ferry in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Knights Ferry Hook & Ladder

Est. December 8, 1871

 
 
Knights Ferry Hook & Ladder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 23, 2007
1. Knights Ferry Hook & Ladder Marker
Inscription. The Hook and Ladder Fire Wagon was purchased in New York, by Knights Ferry and shipped around the Horn. Arriving in San Francisco in 1872. On arrival it was “claimed” by a S.F. Fire Company. A delegation from Knights Ferry liberated the fire wagon and brought it home. In 1998 the Oakdale Rural Volunteers completely rebuilt it to its original splendor.
 
Erected by 1998 Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 37° 49.131′ N, 120° 40.349′ W. Marker is in Knights Ferry, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker can be reached from Main Street-Sonora Road. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the wall of the Hook & Ladder Firehouse. Marker is in this post office area: Oakdale CA 95361, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knight's Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Knights Ferry No. 2 (about 400 feet away); Knights Ferry - The Store (about 400 feet away); Tulloch’s Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Knights Ferry Covered Bridge (approx.
Knights Ferry Hook & Ladder Firehouse No.1 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 23, 2007
2. Knights Ferry Hook & Ladder Firehouse No.1 and Marker
half a mile away); The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (approx. half a mile away); Buena Vista (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knights Ferry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Malakoff: Firehouse. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Rootsweb: Modesto Bee, Friday August 10, 1951. Obituary for Shuper Williams. Last man to have pulled the Knights Ferry Fire Wagon (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. jettonjoshua’s photo stream – Flickr:. Knights Ferry Photos - includes a photo of the fire wagon. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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The Fire House image. Click for more information.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
3. The Fire House
Library of Congress - Habs Cal,50-Knitf,4-
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,238 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on April 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
 
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