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Giddings Times & News

Lee County Firefighters

Keepsake Edition

December 2016

Saluting the Giddings, Lexington, Lincoln, South Lee County, Dime Box, Fedor,

Tanglewood, Blue, and Post Oak volunteer firemen for risking their lives day and night

to fight to protect and save the property and lives of our citizens.

Honoring the courage and sacrifice

of the men, women,

and families of the

Lee County Volunteer Fire Departments

This Edition made possible by our local and area business and professional firms.

Firefighters Keepsake

Edition made possible

by area VFD supporters

This special Lee County Volunteer

Firefighters Keepsake Edition salutes the

nine VFD’s who risk their lives day and

night to protect the property and lives of

of our citizens.

The edition is made possible by the

support of 85 local and area business

and professional firms who salute and

honor the dedication of these men and

women firefighters.

Inside this special edition are pictures

of the members of the Lee County fire

departments, along with photos, stories

and other information about each one.

In early days of GVFD,

1897 courthouse fire

battled with hand pumper

The Giddings Volunteer Fire Depart-

ment was organized several years previ-

ous to the fire that destroyed the original

Lee County Courthouse.

And firemen didn’t have to go far with

their limited equipment to reach the

scene of the blaze because the first fire

station was located on the northwest

corner of the courthouse square.

It was late one afternoon in November

1897 just as the courthouse was closing

for the day when the fire broke out.

With not enough water pressure to

reach the top-most portion of the tall

See GVFD, page 20 See KEEPSAKE, page 7