Time Travel: A 1970s Fire Department Donation and Recalling a Raw Buffalo Lake

By Dick Duez on February 17, 2013 from History Blog


In this photo from the 1970s, multiple community and fire leaders are shown displaying a new piece of equipment. Anyone able to idenity these folks?
For many, this was one of the top recreational destinations for families for decades. This 1953 photo is of Buffalo Lake in southern Harrison County.
Editor's Note: This ongoing photo feature of pictures from Bridgeport and throughout the Mountain State is part of local historian Richard "Dick" Duez's collection. Duez, the unofficial historian of Bridgeport, would appreciate any scanned photos emailed to him for use here or to include in his ongoing efforts to preserve local history. You can email photos, or let him know how to acquire copies of photos you may have in your possession, to Duez at grinder12@frontier.com. 


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Yes the Lions Club purchased our first Defribrillator.

Posted by Timothy Casten
May. 01, 2014 at 1:25 PM EST

From left: Glenn Morrison, my dad Mutt, Wally Neely, Matt Wageman, Rusty Conley, Bud Calfee, Larry Parks, Denny Hathaway, Dan McFadden and Louis Oliverio.

Posted by Matt Ash
Feb. 17, 2013 at 8:21 PM EST

First on left is Glenn Morrison, Sr.

Posted by john wilson
Feb. 17, 2013 at 8:14 PM EST

These are Lions Club members. The club was making a contribution to the fire dept. The first person on the left is Glenn Morrison. The other Lions are Jim Ash, Wally Neely, Dennis Hathaway, Louis Oliverio.

Posted by Roger Murray
Feb. 17, 2013 at 6:23 PM EST

I thought second from left looked like Louis Trupo and yes that is Bud Calfee on the fifth back on the right. Is that Edgar Hess or one of the Hess's on the right end?

Posted by Denise Biafore
Feb. 17, 2013 at 3:49 PM EST

Rusty Conley is Fifth from the left standing by my Uncle Bud and Larry Parks is on the other side of him. Louis Oliverio is the first one on the right hand side.

Posted by Debbie Stewart
Feb. 17, 2013 at 2:19 PM EST

Left to right: first gentleman cannot name, Jim Ash, Wally Neely, Matt Wageman, Rusty Conley, Bud Calffee, Larry Parks, Denny Hathaway, cannot name, and Louis Oliverio.

Posted by Robert Trippett
Feb. 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM EST

the picture and donation by the fire department in the 70's.The second from the left I believe is Mutt Ash, the third from the left is Wally Neeley, on the right the third person is Denny Hathaway in the back or fifth on the right is Bud Calfee.

Posted by hugh gainer
Feb. 17, 2013 at 12:50 PM EST

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