Mayor Green inspects the Coralville Volunteer Fire Department's hose cart, 1937

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Mayor Alvin Green, wearing a coat, stands next to a snow-covered hose cart. The two-wheeled cart had 1,000 feet of hose, and could be hitched onto a car or pulled by hand according to George Prehoda, Coralville's first fire chief. Rex Brandstatter interviewed Prehoda while writing a piece about the early days of the Coralville Volunteer Fire Department for Lest We Forget (p. 52-53).

The hose cart was the first and sole piece of equipment owned by Coralville Volunteer Fire Department when it first formed in 1929, The cart was used until a fire truck was purchased in March 1937, during Mayor Green's first year in office (Lovetinsky et al, p. 52-53, 78).

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

1940s

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Educational use only, no other permissions given.

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jpeg

Coverage

Coralville, Iowa

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Citation

“Mayor Green inspects the Coralville Volunteer Fire Department's hose cart, 1937,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed September 22, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/7.

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