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A History of the Winnetka Fire Department

By Helen Weaver Originally published in the Fall/Winter 2014 Gazette When Winnetka was first incorporated as a village in 1869, fire was a fearsome threat. Early Winnetkans fought fires by joining with their neighbors in bucket brigades, dousing fires with barrels of lake water carried by horse and wagon, or buckets of water drawn from […]