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Beth rickers/Daily Globe Adrian Fire Chief Ray Bullerman stands next to the department's newly restored 1927 W.S. Nott fire truck.

Gallery + Story: Fire department restores its antique fire truck, Ol' Betsy

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ADRIAN -- The vehicle that now occupies a stall at the Adrian fire hall bears little resemblance to the vehicle that was previously parked there.


The rust and dirt have been replaced by shiny chrome, lustrous red paint and gorgeous wood grain.

The 1927 W.S. Nott fire truck -- referred to as Ol' Betsy by the firefighters -- has been restored to its former glory.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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