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Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1984.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Race Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lola Montez 1819 - 1861 (approx. ¼ mile 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
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.
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); The First Woman's Christian Temperance Union (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
 
Regarding Reliance Hose Company No. 3. 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.
 
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 was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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