It’s a steamy, hot summer week but this weekend things will be even hotter in Rowan County with the return of the largest single-day event of the whole year at the N.C. Transportation Museum.
Visitors to the museum in historic Spencer can enjoy the Fire Truck Festival from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The N.C. Transportation Museum has a strong connection with firefighting. The Spencer Shops Fire Department was founded in the 1920's to combat any potential fires at the Southern Railway’s shops. The department consisted of three-reel teams of eleven men each, operating 2,000 feet of two and a half inch fire hose.
These men, a team of which would be stationed around the clock, were charged with keeping Spencer Shops safe from fire.