Jameson had a new water system installed this summer and nine antique Mueller fire hydrants were retired after 51 years of faithful service. The hydrants were made in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1965. All nine were bound for the scrap heap.
Jameson’s Village Clerk Elaine Bohannon had seen vintage fire hydrants for sale on ebay and other online markets.
“When I realized the hydrants were just going to be scrapped, I