Thursday, February 5, 2009

Firehouse #16 -- February 5, 2009

This is Station One of the Presidio Fire Department, near the Main Post. The Department now serves the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Station Two is in Fort Cronkhite. The Department was founded in 1917 after a series of serious fires, including the one on 27-August-1915 which killed General John J Pershing's wife and three of their four children. Pershing was in Fort Bliss, Texas at the time, making plans to send for his family. The Presidio Fire Department helped to save the Marina District after the Loma Prieta Earthquake on 17-October-1989.

Lux Interior of the Cramps died. I first heard them on KUSF.

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