The Red Hot Hose Company of Wilson hosted the 1904 convention and tournament of North Carolina Volunteer Firemen’s Association (Colored). Southern Railway ran this notice of special round-trip rates for firemen and brass bands making the trip from various points across the state.
The Morning Post (Raleigh, N.C.), 28 July 1904.
Wilson Daily Times, 6 August 1918.
Among business considered the first week of August 1918 by Wilson’s town commissioners were matters raised by:
- J.D. Reid, who requested that the city install lighting at the corner of Green and Hackney Streets
- Rev. Alfred L.E. Weeks, who, pleading cashflow problems, requested an extension of time for the A.M.E. Zion church to pay the city for installing “closets,” i.e. toilets
- Henry Tart, who requested an increase in the fees he charged for hauling baggage.
- The colored fire department (the Red Hots), who requested funding for firemen’s tournaments.