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Old photos taken in the greater Lincoln area are always welcome! Email them to us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Lincoln's police department, circa 1954


Firefighting technology has changed a great deal over the years. This pumper was purchased in 1905 after two bad fires made the people of Lincoln realize the need for some new firefighting equipment. Thankfully, firefighters of today have better equipment to help save our homes and businesses in the event a fire breaks out. The bravery and honor of the firefighters themselves remains the same though, and we're glad they're here to protect us all!
Our thanks to Paul Corro for loaning us this old postcard that was sent to his mother many years ago. 
Please e-mail us if you know the names of the people in the picture.
This photo, sent to us by George King of the Lincoln Historical Society, was made from a glass negative. This firefighting apparatus was called the Amoskeag Steamer. This photo was taken at the time of its purchase. The steamer was in service for many years, and helped put out many a fire. George thinks the photo was taken around 1910.
In January of 2002, two fires on Main Street destroyed four buildings housing 10 businesses (about 25 percent of the downtown business district). The fires happened only three days apart. This photo shows the ruins of the Lake Mall after one of the fires.
This fire burned several businesses across the street from the Lake Mall. The photos above and at left were taken by Donna Pereira.
Lincoln's firefighters, assisted by those from several other towns, managed to contain both of these large fires and save other downtown businesses.
Lincoln's police and fire departments serve our town well, and deserve our thanks and respect.