The Firehouse Light
Day after day, year after year,
the lightbulb did not burn out.
Here is the true story of a little lightbulb, located in a firehouse, that has stayed lit for more than one hundred years. As horse-drawn carriages make room for automobiles, dirt roads give way to paved streets, and new buildings transform small clusters of homes into bustling neighborhoods, a small town grows and changes. And fighting fires changes, too: fires once fought by bucket brigades and hand-pulled hose carts are now attended by full-time firefighters and modern firetrucks. Yet now, just like then, the lightbulb glows, strong and steady, above the brave firefighters and their trucks.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DenaLanders - LibraryThing
Summary: This little light bulb in this firehouse has been lit for hundreds of years. It has seen transportation changed from horse carriages to automobiles, like today's fire trucks and the light ... Read full review
THE FIREHOUSE LIGHTUser Review - Kirkus
At 109 years old and still burning (and in the Guinness Book of World Records), a real light bulb hanging in a California firehouse not only merits admiration for its durability but also provides a ... Read full review