Retired Texas firefighter needs help with historic photo

  • Source: Odessa American Online
  • Published: 09/14/2022 12:00 AM

PHOTO: It was last month when retired Odessa Firefighter John Taylor stumbled across an old, unique photo. It was a group photo taken in 1927 of the first fire engine along with the first 13 volunteer firefighters in Odessa. Taylor, who has been researching the history of Odessa Fire and Rescue since the 80s, was stunned when he came across the photo on the website Traces of Texas. “I was excited,” Taylor said. “That’s the first clear image.” Now, Taylor hopes to identify all 13 men in that photo. He has five of them identified so far but is hoping the public can help out with the remaining eight. He has the names but he needs to know which name goes to which face. “I’m trying to get all the guys identified,” Taylor said.


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