Even before the Great Fire of 1872, which destroyed almost eight hundred buildings in the heart of downtown, fire had already irrevocably altered t he city of Boston's appearance, fortunes and psyche. In qBoston's Fire Trail, q members of the Boston Fire Historical Society trace the history of fire in the Hub and create an intriguing retrospective of this compelling facet of the city's past. Daring rescues, conflagrations, arson, accidents and human courage all are here, along with historic details of the circumstances and locations of more than forty-five fires and sites significant to the history of Boston's fire department. Follow the fire trail with one of the most renowned firefighting forces in the nation.A Walk Through the Citya#39;s Fire and Firefighting History Boston Fire Historical Society ... The churcha#39;s prominent stained-glass window blew out due to the heat of the fire. ... When the first fire companies arrived, smoke was issuing from windows on the fourth and fifth floors and firefighters started their operations with handanbsp;...
|Title||:||Boston's Fire Trail|
|Author||:||Boston Fire Historical Society|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2007|