North East’s American La France

Soon after the North East Fire Company was organized in 1921, a model 38 American La France pumper was purchased at a cost of about $10,000.  The first out-of-town fire call, the engine answered was at the Red Mill Crossing in Elkton, according to a history of the fire company.  The La France was retired in 1954 after another unit was purchased. But the still operable engine gets around the area for special events.  Saturday she rolled through Elkton for the fire department parade.

The American La France from the North East Volunteer Fire Company.

The American La France from the North East Volunteer Fire Company.

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