The Firehouse Light

The Firehouse Light

Book - 2010
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Day after day, year after year,
the lightbulb did not burn out.nbsp;
Here is the true story of a little lightbulb, located in a firehouse, that has stayed lit for more than one hundred years. As horse-drawn carriages make room for automobiles, dirt roads give way to paved streets, and new buildings transform small clusters of homes into bustling neighborhoods, a small town grows and changes. And fighting fires changes, too: fires once fought by bucket brigades and hand-pulled hose carts are now attended by full-time firefighters and modern firetrucks. Yet now, just like then, the lightbulb glows, strong and steady, above the brave firefighters and their trucks.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Tricycle Press, c2010
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781582462981
Branch Call Number: JP Nol 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill
Additional Contributors: Lafrance, Marie


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Oct 15, 2012

Had no idea we were signing out such a gem when we got this to go along with Fire Safety Week!
True story about a light bulb that has been on for over 100 years in a fire station. As you read the story, you see the progression in the town over 100 years. Check out the webcam on the internet after that shows the lightbulb still burning in the firehouse.
This lightbulb is featured on MythBusters, Ripley's Believe It of Not and Guiness Book of World Records. Fantastic book!

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Oct 15, 2012

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