Hose Carts become a thing of the past

Demolition, Destruction and Revitalization

Hose Carts become a thing of the past

Nappanee, Indiana 46550, United States

Created By: Nappanee Public Library


In 1916, the era of hose carts ended. The two hose cart companies sat down with the town board to raise funds to purchase a motor fire vehicle. In 1919, the town board paid $4,240 for a motorized job. It was given a try and water was thrown over over the flour mill. Six years later the city purchased another one. In 1947, they purchased a fire truck that was equipped for fighting fires in the countryside. Money subscribed by people in Locke, Union, Scott and Jefferson townships was used to purchase the truck.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Demolition, Destruction and Revitalization


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