Cartwright talks about the old days 20 July 20 - 1928
FIRE CHIEF CARTWRIGHT TILLS OF t EARLY DAYS AT ANNIVERSARY DINNER ," GIVEN BY S. A; FIl DEPARTRIENT ; The twentieth anniversary of the establishment ' of the San -Anselmo Fire Department was appropriately celebrated last week, by a large banquet and dance given at the San Anselmo Woman's Club. ' ; v.-",'' ' .'. rV', , , The principal speaker of the evening was Fire Chief Charles Cartwright, who has been in the department for twenty conaecutivo years. Many interesting incidents of the early days In San Anselmo were. related, by Cartwright. And he spoke of the many fires which , .imperiled the town in the days when the main fire fighting apparatus consisted of men, buckets and inadequate hose. He told in detail ' the sWy of the fire in Deysher's Blacksmith" Shop In 1907 and othe treacherous biases that stand out In the history of the town. . , . Mentioning "the growth of San Anselmo in the last few years, Cartwright recalled to the memory of the older residents present the incorporation of the town In 1907 and the election of the fiwt trustees who were W. E Jones Mayor; W: Lindsay, J, Taylor, F. ' Crisp and W. Raublnger.' The formation of the fire department tool; ; place in April, 1907, he said and the first 'chief was John Farnespcck and the assistant chief was Charles Cartwright, ' Following the bounteous dinner and delightful entertainment furnlshed by the Womanla CJub, the evening was spent in dancing. Other speakers, were Mayor Schmidt, Councilman Otis . Smith, Super-Vjsor Wm. Deysher,; Chiaf .of Police B. A. Gaston, Don Foster, Tom Foley, George Post, and .Ralph Cole. v. , . ... ; ; An exhibit of pictures, hung. on the .wall, showing sections of 1, San Anselmo when the town was young, was one of the features of ' the evening.