Mansfield Fire Station, ca. 1947

September 5, 2021
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Mansfield's first fire station was on East Broad Street. Shown in 1947, the fires station had a 1934 Chevrolet with a 500-gallon booster tank, a 1939 Chevrolet with a 500-gallon booster tank and a 1941 Ford with a 180-gallon booster tank.

To learn more about Mansfield history, check out the Mansfield Historical Museum, 102 N. Main St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more info, call 817-473-4250, email or go to

Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.

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