The Southern Oregon Historical Society on Saturday, Sept. 23, will show off restoration work being done on the so-called "amphibious fire engine," which was pulled from Ashland Creek after plunging in the water when a bridge collapsed in a 1948 flood.
Ashland's storied 1946 fire engine, which is being brought back to life by SOHS volunteers, will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at 3263 Biddle Road, at the corner of Biddle and Lawnsdale Road, across from the airport. Visitors will be able to explore the engine's mechanisms, climb on it, operate the siren and help polish it.
The historical society is also collecting Jackson County firefighting stories, photos for scanning and firefighting artifacts. Volunteers and donations are welcome.