Messrs. H. P. Angle
, W. S. Angle
, R. Miller
, C. B. Jenkins
, J. F. Waller
, and W. F. Simmons
were the pole-men to this wagon; that is, they manned the tongue and guided the vehicle.
Their work was very arduous, in many instances they having to hold the wagon back by main force, especially on down grades, as there were no breaks
At various places along the route halts were made, and those who had tired of pulling made room for new comers.
At First and Broad streets the jam was terrific.
Vehicles were ordered out of the way, and Superintendent Cole
had much trouble in the turning of the corners.
It was done with skill, however.
The march down First was somewhat of a relief for the many pullers.
It was a down grade, but it was only a bright spot in the otherwise somewhat hard work.
At First and Franklin streets the procession met with a very enthusiastic reception.
A tremendous crowd had gathered at that corner, and cheer after cheer rent the air as the veterans hove in sight.