Gallery #1--BAKER CITY.
Fire Dept. Fireman's Annual Ball on Main St., St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1890.

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Record 798/2197
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Collection McCord
Photographer Hazeltine, M. M.
Date of photo 1890
Description Fireman's Annual Ball on Main St., St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1890.

From right to left: Ed Silvers (Fire Chief), Albert Geiser, Harry Bowen, ? .
City Band: Alvin Ferguson, Harry Fesler, Jim Chord, Lev Small, Bill More, Bob Henry, Alvin Littleton.
R. B. McCord, Frank Clark, L. Durkee, E. C. Steffen, Charles Hyde, Mose Tichner, Roll Parker, Fred Angel. The man with beard and moustache whose head shows above and left of the bell of the left horn is probably Syrenus B. McCord, first mayor of Baker City.
The firemen are wearing caps and shirts that show which hose company they belong to. They all appear to be of Hose Co. no. 1, except for Albert Geiser who is a member of Hose Co. no. 2.

Note that there is a man standing on a board sticking out from under the Hotel Warshauer/Geiser Grand Hotel cupola that is still under construction. The photo also shows the two other major hotels on Main St., St. Lawrence Hotel and Arlington Hotel. The Arlington--notice sign high on its south side-- is at the opposite end (south) of the block from Hotel Warshauer/Geiser Grand Hotel. Just north across Washington St. is the Pacific Brewery of Henry Rust. (Hotel Warshauer was not named Geiser Grand Hotel until the Geiser family acquired it around 1900.)

The Great IXL Store is in middle of photo.
Object ID 1981.1.1567
Place Main, 1800-2000, east
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