Looking Backward to the Future

Often it is beneficial to look back upon our history to seek our future. Not simply so that we avoid repeating ourselves but rather to find our direction. In the cycles of history, we seem to spend as much time looking back on our past as we do headed toward it. The following is a collection of excerpts discovered in a pamphlet compiled by Rena Davis (New Boston’s long time librarian) titled, Under the Firehouse Roof: 144 Years of Firefighting History published around 1989. Our focus is on the information contained regarding New Boston’s fire houses.

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