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Union Fire Company (1736-1843) - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Janila
N 39° 57.007 W 075° 08.678
18S E 487645 N 4422229
Quick Description: This marker containing info on the first volunteer fire department is located on Market St. between 2nd and 3rd Streets in Philadelphia.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2018 3:44:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMZCB2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
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Long Description:
The marker states:
"This first truly volunteer fire company in the US served as a model for others across the nation. Members, including Ben Franklin, purchased tools stored here in Grindstone Alley, helped provide a fire bell, buckets, and an engine for the city, and developed the idea of fire insurance."
Marker Name: Union Fire Company (1736-1843)

County: Philadelphia

Date Dedicated: 10/1/2011

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: Market St., between 2nd & 3rd (Grindstone Alley)

Category: Cities & Towns, Government & Politics 18th Century, Invention, Police and Safety

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