Baker Fireman NYS Historic Marker Dedication
On Saturday, Aug. 24, the Owego Hose Teams, Inc. will host a dedication ceremony for a new historic marker commemorating the Baker Fireman Fountain. The marker unveiling will be included as part of the re-dedication ceremony of the historic fountain beginning at 9 a.m. The fountain was given Owego and its firefighters as a memorial in 1914.
The marker dedication ceremony will be followed by a firefighters parade and hose races. The events on Saturday are part of a larger celebratory weekend. There will be a gala dinner at VFW Post #1371 beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.
ERECTED AUGUST 26, 1914,
THIS FOUNTAIN HONORS PAST
FIRE CHIEF GEORGE H. BAKER,
KILLED IN A 1913 ACCIDENT,
AND ALL OWEGO FIREFIGHTERS.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2018