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Reliance Hose Company No. 3

 
 
Reliance Hose Company No. 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2011
1. Reliance Hose Company No. 3 Marker
Inscription.
This building, housing
Reliance Hose Co. No. 3
Since 1891, is hereby marked
for preservation, thus honoring
The Volunteer Fire Department
of Grass Valley
March 26, 1988 100th Anniversary of
Manzanita Parlor No. 29
Native Daughters of the Golden West

 
Erected 1988 by Manzanita Parlor No. 29, Native Daughters of the Golden West.
 
Location. 39° 12.79′ N, 121° 3.665′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Race Street east of South Auburn Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Race Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lola Montez 1819 - 1861 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grass Valley Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Madison Lodge No. 23 F. & A.M. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chinatown, Grass Valley (approx. 0.3 miles away); N. C. N. G. R. R. (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Old Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Columbiad Cannon – 1850 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grass Valley.
 
Regarding Reliance Hose Company No. 3.
Reliance Hose Company No. 3 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2011
2. Reliance Hose Company No. 3
Marker is mounted on the left side of the front of the building.
The Reliance Hose Company No 3 firehouse was built in 1891. The volunteer fire fighters used either horse-drawn or man-drawn pumpers. In 1915 Grass Valley got its first motor truck which was purchased by Reliance Hose Company No 3. In 1916 the two neighboring companies, Protection Hose and Eagle Hose purchased their first motor trucks and the horse-drawn equipment was retired.
 
Also see . . .  Grass Valley Fire Department. The city website gives a short history of the department stating that The Grass Valley Fire Department was first organized in 1853 with the establishment of the Grass Valley Hook and Ladder Company. The department was formed as a total volunteer organization and at its height had four fire companies and 100 volunteer firefighters It is the third oldest active fire department West of the Mississippi River. In 1855 the city passed an ordinance proclaiming that every property owner shall provide 50 gallons of water and four buckets for each floor level they owned. This Ordinance was not too successful as the town of Grass Valley was destroyed by fire in 1855. (Submitted on November 16, 2011.) 
 
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Reliance Hose Company No. 3 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2011
3. Reliance Hose Company No. 3
Reliance Hose Company No. 3 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 13, 2011
4. Reliance Hose Company No. 3
Sign Above Doors
Reliance Hose Co.
No. 3
March 13, 1891
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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