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​Amphibious Fire Engine – A piece of history!


 
Having been rescued from the creek during the 1948 Ashland flood, Ashland’s fire engine – aka, the Amphibious Fire Engine – was privately owned since the mid-1970s. In the spring of 2017, the engine was donated to the Southern Oregon Historical Society. Following months of restoration, the engine made its debut in Ashland’s 2018 July 4 parade, where it won First Place for Vehicles. This debut was  followed by appearances at Hanley Farm and at the Old Wood House two-day Harvest Festival, and then as a participant in the Jacksonville Victorian Christmas Parade.
 
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And now there’s another opportunity to view this piece of history!  The Amphibious Fire Engine is participating in the April 13 Medford Pear Blossom Parade. The ladies of Elegant Bustles & Bow bring their beauty and grace to the parade. Some of these lovely ladies will ride in the engine, and others will stroll alongside. Don’t miss this opportunity to view history, and beauty!
 
The Medford Pear Blossom Parade is Saturday, April 13, Downtown Medford, 11:00 a.m. Parade “…starts at Beatty & Central, turns right onto West Main and begins dispersing at Mistletoe.”
 

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