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Porter's Watch: The View from the Firehouse
Landmark Report (2010)
  • Lynn E. Niedermeier, Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Kentucky fireman Euclid Porter Dodd (1870-1958) witnessed many changes in the department and the city during his long career. In two record books that are now held in WKU's Special Collections Library, Dodd noted such events as the loss of a beloved fire wagon horse, his own dismissal and rehiring, local and national news, and the death of a young man that just might be the source of a popular Western Kentucky University ghost story.
  • Euclid Porter Dodd,
  • Bowling Green fire department,
  • WKU ghost stories,
  • Van Meter ghost
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Publisher Statement
Originally published in Landmark Report, vol. 28, no. 1 (March 2010).
Citation Information
Lynn E. Niedermeier. "Porter's Watch: The View from the Firehouse" Landmark Report (2010)
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