A LOOK BACK
Blossburg once had two active fire companies that were housed in the same building. The Eagle Engine Company was put together in 1869. Closely following them was the creation of the Mist Hose Company.
By 1873 the Eagle Engine Company became the Drake Engine Company. At that time, William Shields, who was the prior president of the Eagle Engine Company left and was selected as the new president for the Mist Hose Company. That was also the same year that a huge fire swept across the entire business district destroying all businesses but one.
By 1897 the Drake Engine Company became the Andrews Hose Company, while Mist Hose Company carried on.
In the early months of 1900, a fire swept through Blossburg's old town hall, which housed both fire companies. On Nov. 27, 1900 the New Town Hall opened its doors at its present location. On that day the Mist Hose Company selected the north rooms of the new buildingas their parlor. The other company ended up with the opposite side.
Sometime in history the fire companies united and became one, the Awlsworth Company may have been the result of the combination of the two companies.
So over the years, the final fire company became known as the Blossburg Fire and Ambulance Company. On February 14, 2004, the fire company moved into their new fire station after being housed for over 102 years in the old historic Town Hall, in Blossburg, Pa.
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