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Slaton in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Slaton Volunteer Fire Department

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Slaton Volunteer Fire Department Marker
Inscription. The Santa Fe Railroad established Slaton in 1911. In 1919, residents established a bucket brigade to help fight fires. Alex DeLong served as fire chief of the group, which used chemical tanks and buckets of water drawn from wells to extinguish fires. The following year, the city began work on a water system and fire mains, and in 1922 the city bought its first fire truck. The volunteer fire department grew over the years in manpower and equipment, operating first from City Hall and then from its own fire station beginning in 1928. Today, the firefighters serve Slaton as well as surrounding communities.
 
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13220.)
 
Location. 33° 26.203′ N, 101° 38.544′ W. Marker is in Slaton, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is at the intersection of South 8th Street and East Panhadle Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 South 8th Street, Slaton TX 79364, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engine 1809 (within shouting distance of this marker); Slaton (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Slaton Volunteer Fire Department Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Slaton Volunteer Fire Department Marker
Slaton Bakery (about 700 feet away); Slaton Harvey House (approx. half a mile away); Mercy Hospital (approx. 0.8 miles away); Englewood Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Spanish Explorers' Route (approx. 9.4 miles away); Site of Mackenzie Cavalry Camp (approx. 9˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Slaton.
 
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