Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mystery Photo: 1938 High School Fire Squad


"FIRE SQUAD: The fire bell rings and students are efficiently rushed out of the building by the Fire Chief Albro Rile assisted by those ten strong men on the fire squad: Eben Chabot, John Moser, Walter Bennett, Jack Galvin, Frank Wills, Bill Burckhalter, Bill Kaufman, Joe Janik, and Chris Rohrbach."

So says the 1938 yearbook. And, as for a mystery, this should be an easy one! All you have to do for us is match up the names with the faces. Albro Rile is the boy holding the white helmet. Joe Janik might be the one to the right of Rile. Chris Rohrbach might be to the right of Janik, and behind him holding the hose might be John Moser. What do you think? Click the photograph to look at it more closely in Flickr. Choose the "All Sizes" link above the photograph, and then select "Original Size" so you can see the faces. If you can help with the identifications or know anything more about the activities of the fire squad, let us know!

The photograph below appears in the "snapshot" section of the yearbook, along with images of football games and the marching band. Is the quality good enough to recognize anyone?

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  1. Our pal Bryan Healy has come through again! He talked to Eleanor McGinigle and she was able to identify everyone.

    First Row L-R: Eben Chabot, Frank Wills, Albo Rile, Bill Burckhalter, Chris Rohrbach, Bill Kaufman

    Second Row L-R: Walter Bennett, Joe Janik, John Moser and Jack Galvin

    Thanks Bryan & Eleanor!

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