Thursday, July 24, 2014

Braxton Oliver "Brack" Harless and the Rome Fire Department Running Team

This photograph was taken around 1908 in front of the old fire department headquarters on Broad Street, Rome, Georgia.

"Brack" would have been around 21 years old and is on the front row at the far left.

I do not know how long he was a fireman or for how long he was a member of the running team - by 1917 he was working as a painter employed by Carl Von Burnham and had a "stiff foot" according to his World War 1 Draft Registration Card.