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The Southern Oregon Historical Society is pleased to announce that our 1946 “amphibious fire engine” has been chosen to participate in the Rogue Valley Country Club’s 3
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Thanks to SOHS's intrepid, persistent volunteers, the Amphibious Fire Engine was in the Pear Blossom Parade in 2019. Here is their story, as told by Ben Truwe (photos provided by Doug McGeary):
The SOHS Amphibious Fire Engine will be at the Wood House Harvest Festival on October 6th and 7th, from 9am to 4pm. Come on out!
Work on the fire engine is slowing down as there's less and less to do on it.
Our new water pumps arrived Saturday.
With the radiator repaired and back in place, Phil, Mike and Joe filled it with coolant and were ready to take it for a drive around the parking lot--which they would have done if the leaks hadn't been so intractible.
Jim Missildine offered to restore our steering wheel … and he delivered it today! It’s as good as new now.
Volunteer Phil Kessler designed and constructed a 4-passenger bench for the rear of our fire engine. Now we will be able to transport passengers safely during parades.
Mike is rebuilding the windshield wiper while Norma paints the inside of the truck bed.
Channel 12 Interview with Ben Truwe
This is the first blog entry on the new sohs.org website. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (aka Pat Harper) when you encounter difficulties or have questions.