Photos: Southeast History: Fun and games in the past July 4
Hose races consisted of teams running 100 yards pulling the hose cart, unrolling the hose, coupling it to the hydrant, and turning on the water. The winning team of in 1895 finished in a time of 28.5 seconds and won a silver trumpet. At Treadwell, shown in this 1908 photograph, the teams were fire fighting units for the mine and mill operations. Some contests also included putting up a ladder and climbing to the roof peak and turning on the water.
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