Boys pulling a hose cart

Boys pulling a hose cart (emulating the volunteer fire companies?). Early fire companies used teams of men to pull the hose cart to the site of the fire. They participated in competitions to prove which company had the fastest team.

Source of information: Museum of Natural History
Date: Undated
Type: PHOTO
Coverage: Unknown
Rights: This photograph is courtesy of the Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History.

Restrictions on Use
Identifier: LH-SCM046

Citation

“Boys pulling a hose cart.” SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/10163. Accessed 24 Mar. 2019.