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Chicago Historic Photography - Horse Drawn Fire Truck on Michigan Avenue mid 1920s. My grandmother talked about her joy at chasing them down the streets but that was in the 19 teens

Chicago Historic Photography - Horse Drawn Fire Truck on Michigan Avenue mid My grandmother talked about her joy at chasing them down the streets but that was in the 19 teens

-Chubby and his fire horse team of Engine Company #6, Rochester, New York.

This day in history, February Chubby, the last Rochester fire horse, died.

Chicago car elevator c. 1936

Vertical parking, This was an “elevator garage” in Chicago, 33 W. It held up to 48 cars. Workers simply drove into the elevator car, parked in their sky-high slots, then walked along the fire escape to their offices.

This picture was taken in 1905, and shows the Wenatchee, Washington Fire Department. I wonder how long it took them to get the horses harnessed when a call came in

In the New York Fire Department began replacing horses with motorized apparatus. Retired horses, like those of Engine Company were sent to other city agencies or to farms in upstate New York.

Erie Fire Department .  Turn of the century horse drawn rig sitting in front of Engine 9, once located at West 11th and Poplar Street.

Turn of the century horse drawn rig sitting in front of Engine once located at West and Poplar Street.

How New York City Used to Use Horses -- NYMag - Fire Truck

How New York City Used to Use Horses

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Horse drawn fire truck with hand drawn fire apparatus.

The Splendid Horses by which the Hand Drawn Fire Apparatus were Supplanted Are in Turn Giving Way to Powerful Motor Engines and Trucks.

Horse drawn Fire Engine

These three beautiful horses race through snowy streets to get their steam pumper to the scene of the fire in this Chris Cummings picture FIRE CALL.

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