For the past 15 years, a group has worked to restore the City of Morgan City’s second-ever motorized firetruck, a 1922 American LaFrance Type 75 Fire Engine, reports StMaryNow.com.
At that time, the fire truck was being stored behind L.F. Kihneman Fire Station and was to be torn down. The Morgan City Fire Chief said that others had tried to repair the vehicle in the past but were unable. The Bayou Old Time Engine and Power Association took on the challenge and were able to restore the truck.
The group has spent over $20,000 in restoring the truck, utilizing a $20,000 grant that was secured by then state Sen. Butch Gautreaux as well as some out of pocket expenses by club members and donations.
The city is thinking about placing the truck somewhere like the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium where visitors can see it.