The nearby town of Trevor (that's "Tree-ver" to you out-of-towners) has converted their old firehouse into a pizza place. I stopped inside and they have a few older fire related items on display. I didn't have time to grab a pizza, perhaps I'll give them a try another time.
The Dalmatian, because of its poor hunting abilities, was relegated to the
area of fine homes. It was in these stables that the Dalmatian became
acquainted with the horses. Dalmatians were adopted by the fire service
days of the horse-drawn fire wagons because they were agile and not
afraid of the horses.
The Dalmatian, with its superior agility and endurance could run out in
the horses and clear the streets for the approaching fire wagon. When
the horses were replaced by gasoline-driven fire engines, many fire
departments kept their Dalmatians. In some areas you can still see the
standing proudly on top of the fire engine as it races to another
The Old Fire House No. 5 in Racine is one the stations that are now lost to time, but I found an image online along with a great story about the firehouse dogs.
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