Friday, December 12, 2014

Ladder Wagon

We wrap up Horse Week with this picture of a team of white horses pulling a fire ladder wagon. The picture was taken in 1912 in Ohio. I have to think that by 1910 these horse drawn units were quickly fading into the sunset.


  1. I wonder about that photo. There does not seem to be any equipment on it other than the ladder. Maybe a parade float.

  2. Atlanta, GA had a horrible fire in may of 1917. I was fortunate enough to talk to some of the fire fighters who fought it and they told me that many of the fire wagons used were horse drawn.