Fire Hydrant in Middle of Nowhere

Deep in the brush of Gallows Hill Park, not visible from the baseball fields, far from the nearest homes, and even farther from Witchcraft Hanging site, is an old fire hydrant. None of the old timers who grew up on Gallows Hill have any idea why it is there, what fires it is intended to fight (brush fires?). Is it even operative? It just sits there, forlorn, untended except by homeless park residents who hang their discarded clothing about the hydrant. p_00116