Friday, August 26, 2011

"Victim of the Times"

Founded in 1914, the Maxim firetruck was the brainchild of a volunteer firefighter in Attleboro Mass who thought he could design a better product than what was available at the time. And the eventual result was a line of firefighting vehicles and supplies that survived for decades until a slumping economy forced production of this elite line of equipment to cease. This Maxim vehicle shown now resides at the famed Stanley Hotel with another relic of the past, an International Harvester firetruck (photo of both units below). And how can one mention The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado without including this Grande Dame of the Rockies? In a first for me, following you'll find a second posting devoted to this hotel, making it a "two-fer" on my blog for today.

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