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July 30, 1966 - Firemen competition

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
On this day in 1966... A fireman's competition in Rotterdam's Republican Park. Volunteers from Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga counties took part.

It included booster hose races, motor draft races, motor hose hydrant races, and many other events.

South Schenectady won first place. Second went to Harmony Corners. In the women's competition, Slingerlands took top honors, Bott Corners was second.
July 30, 1966 - Firemen competition


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