Aetna base­ball team — 1902

Newark Post - - Local News -

This week’s Out of the At­tic item is a 1902 photo of the Aetna Hose, Hook and Lad­der Co. base­ball team.

Pos­ing with the team is fire chief Hughes B. Wright, who is pictured in the back row wear­ing a straw hat.

When the photo was taken, the fire com­pany was only 14 years old, hav­ing been founded in 1888 fol­low­ing the cat­a­strophic Dean Woolen Mill fire two years ear­lier.

Out of the At­tic is pro­duced in part­ner­ship with the Ne­wark His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. The Ne­wark His­tory Mu­seum, lo­cated in the old train sta­tion un­der the South Col­lege Av­enue over­pass, is open Sun­days from 2 to 5 p.m. For more info, call 302-234-4145 or visit www.newarkde­his­tor­i­cal­so­ci­

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