Volunteer Hose 2, Lakeside 1902

  • Volunteer Hose 2, Lakeside 1902
  • "The 25-member company, formerly Fountain Engine 3, was reorganized as Volunteer Hose 2 on September 4, 1888. Shortly after reorganization, the members purchased a Rumsey four-wheel hand-drawn hose carriage by subscription at a cost of $275. The volunteer company, which for many years was an 'efficient, independent company', became a part of the Wakefield Dire Department following a Town Meeting vote in March 1892. Volunteer Hose 2 participated in many parades, including the dedication of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in June 1902. The processions consisted of four divisions: the GAR post of Wakefield and vicinity; military; Wakefield High School cadets; and the fire department led by Chief William E. Cade which consisted of the Steamer Hose Company; the Hook & Ladder Company; Volunteer Hose 2; the Carter Hose Company and the Greenwood Hose Company. The parade route started on Richardson Avenue (across from the former Town Hall), and traveled along Main Street to Chestnut, Railroad (now North Avenue), Yale, Main, Crescent, Eaton, Pleasant, Salem, Main to Sweetser, where the divisions counter matched [i.e. marched?] to Salem Street. The participants were reviewed by Governor Crane as they passed by the pagoda (bandstand)."
  • Image from the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department annual calendar, 2013
  • Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.
  • 1902
  • Wakefield, Mass. : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department


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