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Monument Guide: Texas' Heroes
 

Photo of Volunteer Firemen monument

VOLUNTEER FIREMEN
Erected 1896 (modified in 1905) by the State Firemen's Association of Texas.

A bronze figure of a fireman carries a frightened child in his left arm and a lantern in his right. On the granite base are inscribed names of those Texan volunteers who have lost their lives fighting fires.

This monument is a Capitol Historical Artifact. The decision has been made by the State Preservation Board with advice from Texas museum and history professionals to leave the monument as it is -- a product of the 1890s with its historical omissions and errors. A complete and accurate listing of those Texan volunteers who have lost their lives fighting fires can be found here.

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