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CALGARY


aka: Cow Town

In the Province of Alberta, Canada.

(Fire hose nozzle.)
FIREFIGHTERS
MUSEUM
CALGARY,
ALBERTA

(View of Calgary, Alberta.)
CITY SKYLINE - ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN THE BACKGROUND
LOOKING WEST FROM BARLOW TRAIL AND 52 AVE. S. E.

(Calgary, Alberta - row of cars, and pick-ups - every second unit pink, every other vehicle, green.)
SOUTHBOUND ON 52ND ST. S. E.
(4 lanes, city in the background.)
WESTBOUND ON GLENMORE DRIVE
(Calgary, Alberta - street under construction.)
WESTBOUND ON GLENMORE DRIVE
(River.)
BOW RIVER - LOOKING SOUTH - FROM GLENMORE TRAIL
(River.)
BOW RIVER - LOOKING NORTH - FROM GLENMORE TRAIL
(River.)
FINISHING TOUCHES TO AN ON RAMP ON GLENMORE TRAIL
NICE LOOKING FISH BUT DO TAXPAYERS REALLY WANT
THE EXTRA COST OF DECORATING A FREEWAY?

FIREFIGHTERS MUSEUM

While waiting to get a load of mattresses, one day, I noticed, a few doors down the street, a museum of fire trucks.

It was too late in the day to go but I kept it in my mind.

Finally, in late January of 2010 I had a day off in Calgary and I asked my nephew to drive me over to the museum.

It has taken me a while to put this page together because I took so many photos, and being on the road doesn't give me much time for editing.

The hardest part of the job is deciding which pictures not to publish on my web page.

I would like to publish them all but there just isn't room.

The museum, at the time I took these pictures, was nearing the end of its term in this building as plans were well underway to move it to a larger edifice.

(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - Exterior entrance.)
HOME TO OVER 3,600 CATALOGUED ARTIFACTS
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - interior of office area.)
SOME OF THE MORE THAN 250 RESTORED
PHOTOGRAPHS DATING BACK TO THE LATE 1800S.

(Calgary, Alberta - Firefighters Museum - Interior)
INTERIOR OF PRE 2010 MUSEUM

(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - Man looking under hood of truck.)
JOHN, A FORMER FIREFIGHTER,
WHO VOLUNTEERS HIS TIME AT THE MUSEUM,
EXPLAINS THE INNER WORKINGS OF THIS DIAMOND T
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - Controls on side of truck.)
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - Fire Hoses and nozzles.)
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - Close up of nozzles.)
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - a hand drawn hose wagon.)
A HAND DRAWN HOSE WAGON
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - A telephone control consol.)
AN EARLY `911' RECEPTION CENTRE
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - Waterous Fire Engine.)
1908 HORSE DRAWN WATEROUS
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - Waterous Fire Engine.)
NOTE THE UNIQUE TONGUE, USED TO MOVE THE UNIT,
BY HAND, WHEN NO HORSES ARE AVAILABLE

This unit was pulled by horses in 2010 to carry, `Belf Quon', (A former firefighter) an Olympic torch bearer, through the streets of High River, Alta. on Jan. 18. (High River was one of the first prairie towns to own a Waterous)

On the left, in the above picture, is Maggie. Maggie is a 1929 Magirus Aerial. Weighing 8 Tons she caries an 85 Ft. ladder. Maggie was made in Germany and is the only one left in Canada.

(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - aerial fire truck.)
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - sign telling about aerial fire truck.)
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - large fire extinguisher on wheels.)
THE COLLECTION CONTAINS 35 PIECES WITH WHEELS
FROM THIS 50# CO2 EXTINGUISHER
TO A `73 SUPER PUMP
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - small motor driven pump.)
THE SMALLEST PUMP IN THE COLLECTION
IT IS MADE BY JOHNSON
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - front of old fire truck.)
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - back of old fire truck.)
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - side of old pumper truck.)
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - other side of old pumper truck.)
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - old, old fire truck, sitting in snow)
ITS LAST WINTER OUT IN THE COLD
NEXT YEAR IT WILL BE INSIDE
(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - newer fire truck inside.)
THOUGH PART OF THE COLLECTION,
YOU MAY NOT SEE THIS UNIT WHEN YOU VISIT
IT MAY BE OUT ON A CALL
A COUPLE OF THE EXHIBITS ARE STILL ON THE ACTIVE ROLL CALL

(Calgary, Alta. Firefighters Museum - Large building.)
THE NEW INTERPRETIVE CENTRE IS DUE TO OPEN IN MAY OF 2010
IT WILL HOUSE THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF FIREFIGHTING MEMORABILIA IN WESTERN CANADA

4124 11 ST. S. E.
Calgary, AB.
Open - May - Thanksgiving - 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday - Monday
(403) 246-3322
curator@firefightersmuseum.org

END (Firefighters Museum)

IN, AND ABOUT, CALGARY

(Calgary, Alberta - Tall building.)
DOWNTOWN - 4th Ave. S. E.
(Calgary, Alberta - Tall building.)
CALGARY TOWER- 101 9th Ave.
(Calgary, Alberta - 4 lane freeway.)
SARCEE TRAIL
(Calgary, Alberta - Houses along side Sarcee Trail.)
WEST SIDE OF SARCEE TRAIL
(Calgary, Alberta - view of buildings.)
WEST CALGARY FROM SARCEE TRAIL
(Calgary, Alberta - view of buildings.)
WEST CALGARY FROM SARCEE TRAIL
(Calgary, Alberta - view of buildings.)
WEST CALGARY FROM SARCEE TRAIL
(Calgary, Alberta - view of buildings.)
WEST CALGARY FROM SARCEE TRAIL
(Calgary, Alberta - view of buildings.)
WEST CALGARY FROM SARCEE TRAIL
(Calgary, Alberta - view of hillside.)
VIEW FROM 16 TH AVE. N. W. (TCH)
AN IN TOWN SKI HILL (A COPY OF THE ONE
THAT EDMONTON HAS HAD FOR MANY YEARS

(Calgary, Alberta - view of hillside.)
(Calgary, Alberta - view of hillside.)
WATERSLIDES BESIDE THE SKI HILL
(Calgary, Alberta - sunset over freeway.)
16 TH AVE. NORTH WEST - TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY
(Calgary, Alberta - sunset over freeway.)
(Calgary, Alberta - sunset over houses on edge of town.)
(Calgary, Alberta - sunset over houses on edge of town.)

END

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