08/28/09 145 W, 1 I - + 10 - 10 Back in the Day in Carthage


For your Friday enjoyment, here's a historic postcard image of firefighters in Carthage circa 1904 to 1918. The volunteer firefighters have emptied their hand reel, and their hose lines are operating with hydrant pressure. There's also a ladder wagon in the picture. With the introduction of water systems and fire hydrants in the late 19th and early 20th century, firefighting in North Carolina's cities and towns was "easy" as having a hand reel and hose. No hand or steam engine required. Just people and hose. Read more about the photo, which is by E. C. Eddy and from the Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. Click to enlarge:
 


E. C. Eddy photo, Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina
Postcards, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives,
Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill





This picture was part of my state firefighting history workshop last week. See those slides at http://legeros.com/presentation/ncsfa-20... Learn more about NC fire history at http://www.legeros.com/history/
Legeros - 08/28/09 - 07:25



  
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