HAMLET SIREN'50-60'S

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HAMLET SIREN'50-60'S

Postby freddie hassler » Tue April 8, 2014, 4:24 am

Where was it and who blew it and for what reason :?: [/b]

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Re: HAMLET SIREN'50-60'S

Postby Wayne Fuller » Tue April 8, 2014, 7:40 am

It was located on top of Hamlet City Hall, The fire dept. would blow it to alert the firemen of a fire or rescue call. 1 - 4 blows indicated what section of town the fire was located in and 5 blows was a rescue call. The railroad diamond at the passenger is how the town was divided into locations.

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Re: HAMLET SIREN'50-60'S

Postby freddie hassler » Tue April 8, 2014, 10:09 am

You are so right Wayne, now the siren is on top of the water tank and they only blow it once a week, on Sat. at noon I can also remember that the firemen only got $2.00 per call

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Re: HAMLET SIREN'50-60'S

Postby Wayne Terry » Mon April 27, 2015, 10:26 am

Seems like they also blew it at noon on Wednesday and most of the town shut the doors and took the afternoon off.

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Re: HAMLET SIREN'50-60'S

Postby Jody Meacham » Mon April 27, 2015, 1:47 pm

I remember the siren at noon on Saturdays and people taking Wednesday afternoon off. I think a lot of people worked half a day Saturday then, too.
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Re: HAMLET SIREN'50-60'S

Postby sigmore » Mon April 27, 2015, 4:53 pm

Yepper, that's when Hamlet was like Mayberry. Those were some good times.


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