Hats Off to Firefighters!

Mar 29, 2016 by

Hats Off to Firefighters!

Three historic Mokelumne Hill firefighters’ helmets have been donated to the History Society Archives. Two by Garnet Greve from the Hotel Leger family collection, and one by Ashely Canty, former Hotel Leger owner. These join one donated in 1995 by Jimmy Beebe that once belonged to Charlie Lavezzo. Three are leather, four-comb helmets made by J. Wilson & Son Saddlery in Paxton, Illinois. The presentation helmet has a brass plaque inscribed to Albert Leger, son of George Leger, from the Eagle Hook and Ladder Co., No. 1 — dating to the early 1880s. Hats are on display at the Library/Archives!A-13-023 IMG_0943 xA-16-001 IMG_0937 xA-16-007 IMG_0931 x

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