See ‘The USA’

Want to know what gets Olive excited? Bringing some of its living history back to life, no matter the cost…or length of time it takes to get the town’s first fire truck back up and running after spending 40 years in a barn, covered in pigeon and mouse droppings.

“The first time I saw this vehicle was back in 1997, in a barn over in Olivebridge,” says Ralph Van Kleeck, Jr., captain of Olive Fire Department No. 2, where the bright red 1936 Holabird, now known as “The USA,” is currently based in Shokan. “It had just been . . .


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