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Draft horses were primarily used to pull the heavy equipment involved in firefighting before strong engines and cars came about. Although larger horses can pull a lot of weight, they still run out of energy, and today engines never run out of energy with gas or diesel.
About This Item
- Title: Firemen and their horses, Portland, ca. 1920
- Creation Date: 1920
- Subject Date: 1920
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Glass Negative
- Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.1209
- Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
- Object Type: Image
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