As their 1932 Stutz fire truck the second motor-driven fire truck owned by the city was being restored, members of the Vandalia Volunteer Fire Department began digging up old photos and news stories to learn about the trucks history.
In some of those photos, VVFD members also saw the citys first motorized fire truck, a 1924 American LaFrance. And they talked of how nice it would be to also have that truck.
But, based on stories theyd been told, that wasnt a possibility.
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