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Fire Museum of Texas
Date:February 5, 1912
Postcard from F. A. Bruce to George Pendexter with a photograph of a large building on fire in Fort Wayne, Indiana; there is one fire truck in the photograph with hoses attached to it and other streams of water shooting at the flaming building. The note on the back of the card reads: "Let me know what views you have of Battle Creek so I will know what to send this one is of Fort Wayne Ind. 11 people burned up."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:February 21, 1912
Postcard from F. A. Bruce to George Pendexter concerning the fire truck in the picture, which is the car Bruce drives. Bruce notes the blizzard conditions in Michigan that include four to five feet snow drifts. The photograph on the reverse side shows a group of firemen sitting in a fire truck that is covered in snow and wearing snow chains; the note on the picture says: "10 below zero inspecting fire alarm."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1907..1912]
Postcard from Frank L. Lynch to George Pendexter describing the vehicle in the picture as a combination chemical and hose truck number 2. The photograph shows the truck rolling down a street in Colorado Springs during a parade and decorated with streamers and flags; also there are around ten firemen standing or sitting on the truck as it travels down the street.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1907..1912]
Postcard from Frank L. Lynch to George Pendexter reminding Pendexter that he has not forgot about him. Lynch mentions that the vehicle in the photograph is truck number 1 riding through a parade in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The buildings on the side of the street are decorated in patriotic flags and even the vehicles in the parade have American flag decorations.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:April 1912
Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter regarding Brown's current lack of action in Springfield, Ohio. The photo on the back is of the number 3 fire station in the town with two horses in front; this building has a bell tower on the top right corner.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:February 27, 1912
Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter describing a fire that happened in Springfield, Ohio in 1903, in talking about injuries Brown says: "5 buried [sic] by falling walls, 3 taken out dead, others had broken limbs." The photograph on the reverse side shows the damage caused by the fire at the Fountain Square Theatre on February 19, 1903; this is the "stage entrance" which is torn up and wooden beams lying on the ground in disarray.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:March 17, 1912
Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter describing the wagon in the photograph, Brown says "this is a view of old truck at No. 3." He later says that the wagon has been remodeled and moved to another station; the wagon is loaded down with ladders in the back. The photograph shows the wagon sitting outside of the local fire station with a fireman sitting atop the driver's seat and holding the reins.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:March 25, 1912
Postcard from Gus Brown to George Pendexter thanking George for sending him cards of the truck in Dallas, Texas and discussing the recent snow storm. The photograph on the reverse side shows one of the horse-drawn fire wagons, parked in front of the fire station, used by the Springfield Fire Department in Springfield, Ohio; this wagon is being pulled by two horses with two firemen in the driver's seat. There are also two firemen standing on the back of the wagon on the far right of the picture.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:March 8, 1912
Postcard from Gus Brown in Springfield, Ohio to George Pendexter in Austin, Texas regarding recent activities and jobs done. The photograph on the back is of one of the fire stations in Springfield; it appears that there is a bell tower on top of the station.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard from Henry W. Woodward to George Pendexter concerning the sending of a catalog to Pendexter. The photo on the reverse side shows a Springfield, Massachusetts fire station with a large pipe attached to a vehicle driven by a fire fighter. The text written on the vehicle says: "City of Springfield" in small print.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909..1912]
Postcard from Henry W. Woodward to George Pendexter regarding post cards he is going to send, as well as saying that this photo represents "Chemicals #11 located 2 1/2 miles from center of city." The photograph on the reverse side shows one of the chemical trucks pulled by two horses in front of the local fire station in Springfield, Massachusetts; there are five firemen also posing with the wagon, three are standing in the back and two are sitting in the driver's seat. There are ladders and a rolled up water hose in the back of the wagon.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:July 13, 1912
Postcard from Henry Woodward to George Pendexter describing the fire engine in the picture on the back. The photo shows a fire engine with a water hose wound up in the center and another one pointed in the air. The men of the Winchester Park Fire Station are sitting on the truck, two in the front, and five in the back.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:September 4, 1912
Postcard from Henry W. Woodward to George Pendexter regarding a fire auto catalog that had been sent to Pendexter. The photograph on the back of the card shows a group of firemen standing next to a fire truck with the title "Auxiliary Squad A" written on the engine. Two of the men are sitting in the front seat while the other six are standing near the rear of the vehicle; the truck has a large rack in the back with gear loaded on it such as hats, ropes, and ladders.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:September 20, 1909
Postcard from Henry W. Woodward to George Pendexter regarding the location of the fire station on the back of the card. The photo shows the Springfield fire station on Oakland Street with the firefighters standing outside in their uniforms and horse-drawn vehicles. In the note, Woodward says that this station is located about two miles from the center of the city.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:September 1909
Postcard from J. S. Smith to George Pendexter with a photograph of a fire station belonging to the fire department in Charlotte, Michigan. This building is made of brick and has its garage doors open with a chain spanned across the entrance and a fire truck inside of it; in the background there is a bell tower on top of the building.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:August 20, 1909
Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a message saying that Smith had forgotten Pendexter's number. On the backside of the postcard there is a photo of some of the members of the Central Fire Station in Lansing, Michigan. The twelve men in front of the building are standing next to two of the automobiles used in fighting fires; the car on the left is holding ladders in the back end.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:December 10, 1909
Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a photograph of the Burdick House prior to the fire that burned it down. The note on the back of the card reads: "Started here in [the] basement and burned the entire block about $850,000 fire." This photograph shows the building intact with people walking underneath the awnings on the sidewalk; the caption on the photo reads: "Burdick House Kalamazoo, Mich., Burned - Dec. 9-1909."




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:December 10, 1909
Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a note that says "hope these cards interest you" on the back. The photo on the reverse side shows the ruins of the Burdick House after a fire burned it down on December 9, 1909 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The building is almost completely destroyed, most of the area is covered in smoke while three firemen are standing in a ground talking together.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:December 10, 1912
Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a note saying: "Just of Hotel Lobby and Arcade all gone now." The photo on the reverse side of the card shows the lobby and arcade inside of the Burdick House in Kalamazoo, Michigan; after the fire on December 9, 1909 all of this was totally destroyed.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:[1909-12-09..1909-12-10]
Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a photograph of the "Battle Creek Fire Engine at Kalamazoo, Mich. Dec. 9-1909 Burdick House Fire." Smith says that "Battle Creek was called at 12:50 A. M. at 2 A. M. we were there with our Engine Hose wagon." The photograph shows the fire engine parked on a street with hoses hooked up to it; there are firemen working on the fire and with their fire engine. Another caption on the photograph says that it was "6 below zero" while they were working on the fire.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:December 10, 1909
Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a photograph showing the "Grand Rapids Fire Engine at Burdick House Fire Kalamazoo, Mich." There is also a note on the back written by Smith detailing his arrival to Grand Rapids. The photograph shows the fire engine parked outside of a building with men standing around it; the wagon has a large steamer engine.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:December 17, 1909
Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a photograph showing the destruction of the Burdick House on the "Morning of Dec. 9-1909. Kalamazoo, Mich." The photograph shows the massive damage to the front wall of the building as it has been burned down by a fire; there are firemen holding a large hose trying to put out the fire.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:December 17, 1909
Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a photograph of "the Fire" taking place in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This is the fire that burnt down the Burdick House on December 9, 1909; this picture shows the fire at three A. M. Almost all of the front wall of the building has been destroyed, most of the other walls have been totally wiped out.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:June 1909
Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter regarding Smith's sending of more fire departments. The photograph on the back of the card shows the fire department in Gary, Indiana; the main focal point of the picture is the automobile in the center which has a large bell attached to its front. There are eight men standing or sitting in this car, and a few more men standing in the distance on either side of the truck.




Fire Museum of Texas
Date:May 6, 1910
Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a photograph of the St. Johns Fire Department in St. Johns, Michigan. On the far right of the photograph there is the steamer engine being pulled by two horses, there is another wagon loaded with ladders in the center of the group and more firemen standing on the far left of the picture.




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