Modern firefighting arrived in Lodi on Aug. 29, 1913. A century ago, Lodi was a young, progressive city of about 3,000 residents. Horses and buggies still shared the mostly dirt roads with early automobiles.
The city’s businessmen and farmers still switched roles and became volunteer firefighters answering the fire bell, dragging hose carts and driving a horse-drawn wagon with equipment to fight fires.
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