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 cart pulling competition.
Place: Santa Cruz City (?)
Source of Information: Jerry Ochoa
Related Article: More than 100 Years of Service
Original Size: Unavailable
This photograph is courtesy of the Santa Cruz City Firefighters' Union.