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    • Boise what where when

    • Telephone directories; Demography;
    • An informative booklet for citizens of Boise, Idaho and surrounding areas. The booklet was intended to assist individuals connect with services available to them.
    • Elks Lodge Fire

    • Smoke; Theaters--Idaho; Fire engines;
    • Smoke billows out the top of the Elks Lodge at the corner of 9th and Jefferson Streets, as viewed from one block east on Jefferson, at the corner of 8th. The Pinney Theatre and a fire engine stand in the foreground.
    • Smeed Livery Fire

    • Smoke; Fires; Flame; Horses--Housing;
    • A photograph of the Smeed Livery fire at night. The barn is filled with flames and smoke. Handwriting on the front of the photograph reads "Copyright 1913 G. E. Russell." The El-Korah Temple (Shriners) was later built on the site.
    • Ayers oil portrait

    • Shipman, Nell, 1892-1970; Ayers, Charles Douglas, 1926-; Feldman, Daphne Ayers, 1926-1990; Ayers, Charles H. Austin;
    • Portrait of Nell Shipman and her twin children, Charles Douglas Ayers and Daphne Anne Ayers, painted by Charles H. Austin Ayers, the twins' father, in 1930 while the family was living in Taos, New Mexico, at Mabel Dodge Luhan's artists' retreat. ...
    • Governor Smylie with Fire Prevention Pamphlet

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Smylie, Robert E. (Robert Eben), 1914-; Fire chiefs; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Governor Robert Smylie is presented with the book "I Smell Smoke" written by Paul Kearney. Located in the Governor's Office at the State Capitol, from left to right: Governor Robert Smylie, Fire Marshal Doc Roach, Fire Chief Steve Taylor, and the...
    • Boise Police Department

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Police; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • A photo of the 1922 Boise Police Department taken in front of City Hall, which was then located at the corner of 8th and Idaho streets. Standing, from left to right, are Marvin Wright, Roy Scott, Harold Stone, Ed Hill, Joe Black, Bill Simpson,...
    • Motorcycle Police Badge

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Police; Badges;
    • Police badge worn by Doc Roach when he was in the Boise Police Department, the only motorcycle officer. The badge has an eagle on the top and a star in the middle. The wording around the star reads "2 Special 2 Police Boise-Idaho." The badge is...
    • Fire Prevention Week Parade

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Parades; Fire prevention; Fire engines--Chemical fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles; Stores, Retail;
    • As part of the Fire Prevention Week activities, an evening parade took place. Two fire fighters drive a pick-up truck pulling the chemical fire engine. Standing in the fire engine are Doc Roach (left) and Hank Rensmeyer (right) dressed as "Miss...
    • Fire Prevention Week Parade

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Parades; Fire engines--Chemical fire engines; Horse-drawn vehicles; Fire prevention--Study and teaching;
    • As part of the evening parade during Fire Prevention Week, Doc Roach (left) and Hank Rensmeyer (right) drive the old chemical fire engine. Roach is wearing a mask and Rensmeyer is dressed as "Miss Flame 1776".
    • Doc Roach on Motorcycle

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Motorcycle police;
    • Pictured is Doc Roach sitting on his police motorcycle in front of a 1920s era Chevrolet. Doc Roach was Boise's first motorcycle police officer during his brief stint with the Boise Police Department.
    • Fire Prevention Bureau

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention; Fire departments--Officials and employees; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Three fire fighters stand in front of a Boise Fire Prevention vehicle, a 1940s era Ford Coupe, left to right: Inspector Ted Seibel, Inspector Earl Robinson, and Fire Marshall Doc Roach.
    • Fire Prevention Week

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention; Fire chiefs; Fire marshals;
    • Miss Bobbie Albertson is presented with a fire badge during Fire Prevention Week activities. From left to right: Fred Kopke, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Fire Prevention Committee, Bobbie Albertson (Miss Boise 1949-1950), Fire Chief Steve...
    • Fire Prevention Week

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire engines; Fire fighters; Elementary schools; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Four children sit inside and stand around a fire engine brought to Washington Elementary School as part of Fire Prevention Week activities. Two fire fighters stand to the left of the engine, while Doc Roach is shown on the far right.

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