2004 - Completed
In 2004, M.H. Mitchell, Inc. became aware of a situation that existed in Rome, Georgia. The keystones from one of Rome's Original Volunteer Fire Departments (Mountain City No.2 Fire Brigade) were lying next to the Oostanaula River at Ridge Ferry Park. We contacted the appropriate departments and began to organize their removal.
M.H. Mitchell, Inc. would like to thank the Office of Public Works and the Rome City Fire Department for the support they provided to reclaim these stones. (Ironically fire hoses were used to actually remove the stones from the ground.) The keystones are now safely stored at the Fire Department Training Facility in Rome. They are to be used in a memorial for the firefighters who have served Rome and Floyd County. They will be a part of something honorable and meaningful.
”New firefighter memorial to feature relics from Rome's firefighting past” - Rome News Tribune, Apri 11, 2018
”Community dedicates Firefighters Memorial” - Rome News Tribune, October 20, 2018