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Baltimore gets its first steam fire engine

Baltimore, 1860, zoomable map
05/18/1858
The Baltimore, Maryland fire department's first steam powered fire engine, dubbed "Alpha," arrived in the city. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Charlton Thomas Lewis, Joseph H. Willsey, Harper's Book of Facts: A Classified History of the World; Embracing Science, Literature, and Art (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1895), 75.

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