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    • 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.
    • Doc Roach in the Office

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire chiefs; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Fire Chief Frank Pulaski (left) and Fire Prevention Captain Doc Roach (right) sit in their office. Doc Roach is on the telephone.
    • Miss Sparky and Doc Roach

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire engines; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire departments--Uniforms; Girls;
    • Doc Roach stands with the winner of the 1957 Miss Sparky competition, Sarah Jane Benson, who is sitting on the front bumper of a fire engine. The Miss Sparky competition was held as a part of Fire Prevention Week activities. A fire prevention...
    • Doc Roach Receives Merit Award

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Award presentations; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Caption from newspaper: "In recognition of 40 years of service to Boise, W.F. (Doc) Roach was presented with a Boise Chamber of Commerce certificate at the organizations February membership meeting Wednesday noon. Roach, who joined the Boise Fire...
    • 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.
    • Fire Prevention Week at Monroe Elementary School

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Elementary schools; Entertainers; Magicians;
    • Entertainer Gene Perkins gives a presentation during Fire Prevention Week at Monroe Elementary School. A crowd of students sit on the grass and watch the presentation. Doc Roach leans against the bed of the truck behind the presenter.
    • Fire Prevention Week

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Boise State University; Fire engines; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Elementary schools; Entertainers; Magicians; Clowns;
    • As part of Fire Prevention Week, activities were scheduled at all of the Boise School District schools. Pictured are the 1957 Fire Prevention Week presenters and the principal of Campus School (on the campus of Boise Junior College) in front of a...
    • 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...
    • 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

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Boise State University; Fire engines; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Firehouse dogs; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • A fire engine visits the Boise Junior College football game against Oakland Junior College as part of Fire Prevention Week. Pictured on the field at Bronco Stadium in front of the fire engine are, from left to right, Lieutenant Ken Hammond, Miss...
    • Melba Cabin

    • Playing cards; Cabins
    • Five men gather around a table watching a card game of solitaire in retired miner Doc Hisom's cabin near Melba. From left to right: Doc Hisom, Ad Santel, Oscar Jenkins, Wladek Zbyszko (dealing cards), and Robert Limbert. Another photo of the same...
    • Melba Cabin

    • Musical instruments; Cabins;
    • Retired miner Doc Hisom entertains guests in his Lava Rock cabin near Melba, Idaho. Five men play instruments and dance to the music inside the cabin, from left to right: Doc Hisom, Ad Santel, Oscar Jenkins, Wladek Zbyszko, and Robert Limbert.
    • Fire Slide at Elks Convalescent Home

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention--Fire drills; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire fighters; Hospitals, Convalescent; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Fire Prevention Week demonstration at the Elks Convalescent Home for polio patients. A young boy slides down the fire chute wrapped in a blanket. Two female nurses stand at the top of the chute while two fire fighters wait at the bottom. Doc Roach...
    • Idaho State Fire School

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire prevention--Study and teaching; Fire engines; Fire chiefs; Fire marshals; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • The Officers of the Idaho State Fire School Association. Top row (left to right): Secretary to Boise Chief and Fire Marshal Flora Worthan, Boise Fire Captain Earl Robinson, Ketchum-Sun Valley Fire Chief Richard Ransom, Burley Fire Chief Otis...
    • 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".
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Boise Fire Station No. 2

    • Roach, William Francis, 1891-1973; Fire engines; Fire fighters; Firehouse dogs; Fire stations; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Fire departments--Uniforms;
    • Photograph of Boise Fire Station #2 in Boise's North End neighborhood, including the horse team the "Nasty Blacks" named Bird and King. On the carriage seat are Doc Roach and Captain James Lindsay. Standing on the engine is Hoseman Bill Cates,...

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