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"... The continuing development in fire fighting technologies made life a lot harder for the horses. The increase in weight of the fire engine slowly turned the horses as ineffective as the people were before them. Often, after half a mile, the travel speed would decrease dramatically. This called for a new means of propelling the engines. The first self propelled, steam powered fire engine in the US came to be in 1841 and it was built in New York. Strangely enough. it didn..." Continue Reading →
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