Published on: March 12th, 2014
The Hickory, North Carolina fire truck which replaced a horse-drawn pump turned 100 this week.
The 1914 American LaFrance served until the 1950s, according to WSOCTV.com.
A mill owner bought the truck to help defray insurance costs, WSOCTV.com reported, and the antique is now part of a collection owned by the mill owner’s children.
To celebrate its birthday on Monday, one of the owners displayed the rig at one of Hickory’s fire stations.
Read more about the 1914 rig here on WSOCTV.com. See photos from the celebration here in a gallery on Hickory Fire Department Station #6′s Facebook page, and video of the truck arriving at the fire station is here.