SMITHFIELD - Sitting in an open lot behind Boykin Motors at 650 S. Brightleaf Boulevard in downtown Smithfield, this 1939/1916 American LaFrance served as Truck 1 until 1958. The cab is a 500 Series, the ladder is a Type 17. The wooden, two-section, 75-foot ladder was spring-raised for the initial elevation, then hand-cranked the rest of the way. The truck was bought by a private owner in Harnett County in April 2008.
Mike Legeros photographs.