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The men of the Fire Department were very involved in the community. This fire truck, nicknamed “Santa’s Express” and carrying Santa Claus and a plethora of toys, was probably part of the toy drive that the Fire Department participated in annually at Christmas time. This particular photograph depicts the drive of 1963. The toy drive collected toys for underprivileged children (and still continues to this day as ‘Toys for Tots’).

City of Thunder Bay Archives Series Number: 129
Accession Number: 1992-01#56.2