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From the Archives, August 30

Photo from The Advocate-Messenger, Aug. 24, 1960
The new $26,000 fire engine for the Danville Fire Department, a Peter Pirsch & Sons Company’s triple combination, arrived here from Wisconsin on Aug. 20, 1960. The engine has a 1,000-gallon capacity pump, a 500-gallon water tank. An engineer with the company will be in Danville for for two or three days to train city firemen in the handling of the new piece of equipment.

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“From the Archives” is a new weekly feature spotlighting interesting newspaper photos and more that appeared in The Advocate-Messenger between 10 and 100 years ago. You can pick up the paper every Thursday for a new “From the Archives” photo.