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  • Subject is exactly "Alert Hose Company"
Group portrait of the members of Alert Hose Company, which was an organization of volunteer fire fighters. At that time, hose carts were pulled by teams of men, rather than horses. In 1882, Alert Hose became the State Hose Cart champions in a hose…

Date: 1882
Members of the Alert Hose Company pulling a hose cart.

Date: ca. 1885
Enouch (Nooky) Alzina, a member of the Santa Cruz Alert Hose Company and last volunteer fire chief for Santa Cruz City from 1889 to 1894.

Date: Undated
Parade on Pacific Avenue, viewed from the corner of Lincoln and Pacific. The group in the front is the Alert Hose Company, a volunteer fire brigade. The building on the right with the squared off tower is the Masonic Hall. Further down the street, on…

Date: 1873--1899 (when first town clock was destroyed by fire) The 1879 Directory lists Lyman Swan as having a bakery on Pacific Avenue.

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