Looking Back: Constitution Fire Company No. 1

By Nancy Bell | Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation The first fire company established in Vicksburg was the Constitution Fire Company in 1837, housed first in a shed on the corner of Locust and Openwood streets. On Feb. 7, 1870, John Groome, foreman of the company, asked the city council for a new engine house, … Continue reading Looking Back: Constitution Fire Company No. 1