Chief Harry A. Rapp, referred to as "Dutch" by most everyone,
rests on a park bench in this 1950 photo taken in front of the Sharpsville
Fire Station, by his wife, Beatrice. The bench Dutch is resting on
was built by the firemen, so they could sit out in front of the
station. To the left in the background of the photo, you can see a
wagon wheel that is part of the Hand Drawn Hose Cart that the Borough of
Sharpsville purchased in 1899.
and good friend Monty Welch, late 1930s (at left); below, cleaning up
after a flood at
the Firemen's Shelter House at the Water Plant next to the Shenango River.
here to view more photos of the 1950s
Volunteer Fire Department 1940
Rapp's Firetruck Collection
A. "Dutch" Rapp Fire School
Rapp's Last Ride with the Sharpsville Fire Department