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100 years ago: Water company denies rumors of insufficient water pressure during recent Mass St. fire

February 22, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 22, 1911:

  • “There have been many stories afloat since the Bowersock fire relative to weak and deficient pressure shown in the water mains. At times it was impossible to throw water much higher than the second story. While the Water Company does not say so, it intimates that the trouble lay with the hose of the fire department or its method of opening the hydrants.”
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