Steamer Purchased from the District of Columbia
The District Commissioners from Washington, DC approved the sale of an old horse drawn steamer to the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department for $125. It has been told over the years that when the delegation from the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department arrived to pick-up the steamer, it was in use at a fire. Once the fire was out, the delegation brought it home to Capitol Heights. The department used a farm tractor to pull the steamer rather than horses.