- I finally found the article(in the deep recesses of my briefcase where I only
go once in a great while) I quoted from a couple of weeks ago on the Camden
Harrisburg Patriot, November 19, 1924
CAMDEN FIREMEN MAKE RCORD RUN
Apparatus Answering Atlantic City's Call Speed Across State of New Jersey in
Atlantic City, Nov. 18--What is believed to be a speed record for fire
apparatus while answering an alarm is said to have been made by four pieces
of apparatu of the Camden fire department which were rushed here last night.
The apparatus sent in response to a call for aid when flames were sweeping
the Hotel Bothwell,m made the run across the state, fifty-nine miles, in
forty-three minutes, it is claimed. State police cleared the way for th
Two persons met death in the fire, which destroyed two hotels and the land
end of the Steel Pier.