Firemen and their horses, Portland, ca. 1920

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Firemen and their horses, Portland, ca. 1920

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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.

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  • 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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