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Volunteer Companies:

Pacific Engine Company No. 8

Date Organized: September 9, 1853

Front Street, west side, between Jackson and Pacific.
1860 Company moved to north side of Jackson (#110) near Davis Street.
A two story fireproof brick building, city property, in good order. 1860

1860 J. Gilchrist
1862 P. H. Daly
1863 H. D. Hudson
1864 Andreas Bahrs
1866 P. H. Daly

1860 Engine: Jeffers, Pawtucket, R.I., second class, city property.  Hose carriage, two wheel, James Smith, New York, city property.

1855 - 43
1860 - 46
1863 - 58
1864 - 39
1866 - 36

* PACIFIC ENGINE COMPANY, NO. 8, was organized September 9th, 1853, to take the number left blank from the Monumental No. 8. Benjamin Oakley, jr., Frank Gray, D. O. Brown, and other citizens in the vicinity of Pacific wharf and Broadway, were instrumental in forming it. It is located in Front street, between Jackson and Pacific streets. The company, though laboring under many disadvantages from location and want of apparatus, have done fair service, and are now making efforts to procure a proper house and engine—so much needed in that portion of the city.
* Source: Frank Soulé, John H. Gihon, M.D., and James Nisbet. The Annals of San Francisco. 1855: San Francisco

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