Talk:Great Boston fire of 1872
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The Great Fire was a big event in Boston history. A few books have been written about it and there are lots of Google hits. So there should be an article about it.
Yes, that's why it's linked to. Go ahead and write it. - Nunh-huh 04:03, 30 Mar 2004 (UTC)
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Which Oliver Wendell Holmes watched the fire? Bill52270 15:41, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
I removed the following paragraph:
"Mutual aid fire department from Stafford County (Engine 9 B-Watch) was credited for stopping the blaze. In the past Engine 9 has been known to have problems with their pumper. In fact, the pumper would probably best fit this time period since it was almost useless (it had problems such as engine not running correctly, not pumping right). During the fireground operations, the engine did break down and had to be hooked up to horses and be moved from fire to fire on each street. In turn, they needed to call on a special type of apperatus for help. This would be Quint 12 (C-Watch). Using the county's out dated radio system they called back in time and special request Quint 12 for assistance. In turn, the real heroes were Quint 12 (C-Watch). All in all, both crews truly did an excellent job."
The reference to Stafford County (not Massachusetts) and use of radio suggests that this paragraph is here by mistake.. . . . Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk • contribs) 18:07, 10 November 2009 (UTC)