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Catalog Number 2013.057.18
Collection Jody Thompson Hill Collection
Object Name Clipping, Newspaper
Reference code US SPHi 2013.057.18
Scope & Content Newspaper article about Spanner becoming an official member of the South Portland Fire Department. Photo of Spanner with fireman Ralph Thompson accompanies the article. Spanner was given to Ralph Thompson by the Town of Newfield - their thanks to Thompson for his help during the forest fires of 1947. In addition to helping fight the fires with his unit, he also helped some local people save livestock by offering use of his horse van.
Date Circa 1948
Search Terms South Portland Fire Department
Spanner (fire dog)
Engine 5 (Cash Corner)
1947 fire disaster
Subjects Fire dogs
Fire departments
People Thompson, Ralph
Site # 147
Site Name South Portland Fire Department