Originally Published: July 6, 2009 2:16 p.m.
Water, firemen, sun and fun came together Sunday in the annual Fireman Hose Cart Races. According to Sharlot Hall Museum, the hose cart race tradition originated in 1884 when three hose companies dealt with fires in Prescott. The rivalry between the three was fierce, and they would compete to be the first at fires whenever one would occur. The July 4 hose cart race tradition began as a competition and has since became another Prescott tradition. Photos by Bruce ColbertClick here to request any of these images as prints for purchase