Sunday, October 28, 2012

American LaFrance Fire Museum, Charleston, SC

10/26 - 10/30
Mt Pleasant, SC

Part 2 of 4

10/27/12 today's activities were changed to Tuesday (which was a free day).  It is rainy and windy so looking on the internet for something to do I came across the North Charleston American LaFrance Fire Museum.  What a spectacular museum of the largest collection of fully restored American LaFrance fire apparatus in the country.  The trucks are from 1886 to 1960's.  Most pictures will describe the Fire Engine that follows.

 (sorry for the blur)

These are wooden ladders that fit onto each other.

Mostly pictures again, I hope I got the correct description with the right truck.  This is only a sampling of the trucks, I had to stop somewhere.  One thing I learned was that fire trucks were originally white because red paint was too expensive.

The Charleston AFB was close to the museum so we went to the commissary which was new and quite large.  We also found a Trader Joe's (first one since we left home) on our way back to the campsite, now we have a new supply of two-buck-chuck.

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by


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