Leadership

OLD VOLUNTEERS.

Issue 2 and Volume 1.

OLD VOLUNTEERS. THE CROTON WATER CELEBRATION. One of the greatest event in the history of this city, was the introduction of the Croton water—and the celebration which took place. It was on the 14th day of October 1842, just thirty-five years ago. Many of our old Firemen look back with pride, no doubt, at the display tho Department made on that occasion. It was a beautiful day, tho streets of our city were crowded from morning till night, hundreds of visitors coming from every direction to witness tho parade. Notwithstanding every conceivable trade, society, and such like turned out, tho great feature was tho Firemen. It took four hours for the procession to pass tho City llall Park, tho line of march being all below Canal Street. It was formed at nine o’clock, A. M., the right resting on the Battery, General Gilbert Hopkins acting as Grand Marshall, his staff…

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