The name of the firemen on the bottom row are as follows: Cotton Rivet, Bill Blanchard, Chief Bill Trepagnier, Ass’t Chief J. A. Dupuy and Pewee Aucoin. The following names were written for the firemen on the top row. Some of the names are missing and the following names are not necessarily in the correct order: Bouvy, Jake Baist, Dupuy, Camile Gary, Norman Grass, E.Z. Hart, John Biehler, Aucoin. (date unknown)
1905 Fire on Bayou Plaquemine As Seen From The Train Bridge
Fire on Bayou Plaquemine Tuesday, July 25, 1905 destroyed the Parish drawbridge and damaged the railroad bridge.
Drawbridge in Bayou After the July 25, 1905 Fire
Plaquemine’s First Motor Driven Fire Truck (October 15, 1916) Left to right: John Biehler, Louis Leblanc, Jules Hebert, Bob Tuxworth, LeBlanc, Bill Emede, Jake Baist, Ferdinand Hebert, Celestin Roth, Theodore Brode in the driver seat next to Mayor Peter G. Wilbert. In front of the fire truck is Bill Trepagnier and Miss Olivia LeBlanc. The fire truck was christened “Miss Olivia” after Louis Leblanc’s daughter.
Brass Plate From Plaquemine’s First Motor Driven Fire Truck That Was Purchased October 15, 1916