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Historic fire truck returns to Sublette

Posted by wlpo on November 29, 2016

SUBLETTE, Ill. (AP) – The fire department in Sublette has been reunited with a fire truck that it bought 90 years ago.

According to the NewsTribune the truck was only the second owned by the Sublette Fire Department, which bought it in 1946. Former firefighter Don Dinges says the truck was used until 1962.

The truck was traded to a fire equipment company and ended up with a farmer near Eureka who used it to provide water on his farm. The farmer searched the internet and found Dinges.

The truck was returned to Sublette with plans to restore it.

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