Pendleton Hose Team - 1897


Pendleton Hose Team - Bowman

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The Pendleton Hose Team at the 1897 Eastern Oregon and Washington Firemen's Tournament at Baker City. Detail views show Captain C. O. White, and the team's female "mascot", Adel Pefferle.

"Firemen's tournaments included tests of speed with equipment. The hook and ladder company pulled its gear from a standing start to a given point, usually one hundred yards away, raised the ladder to maximum height, and placed a man on the top rung. In one tournament the Pendleton lads performed the operation in 28 2/5 seconds." -- Dee Brown, "The American West"

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0020
Photographer Walter S. Bowman
Location Pendleton, Umatilla County
Subject Fire Fighting, Group Portraits
Decade 1890s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 7.4 x 8.1 inches
Photographer's Number No