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Black History Fair Project: Chicago Fire Engine Company 21

The city's first African-American engine company helped invent the fire pole and were famous for the speed with which they got to fires.


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See also:

* CBS2 Chicago: History Of The Fire Pole Started With Black Chicago Firehouse In 1870s.

* Chicago's Engine Company 21: An Experiment with Interracial Democracy in an Era of Reconstructions, 1872-1927.

* Original members of The Chicago Fire Department Engine 21, established December 21, 1872.

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