According to legend, Prince, Greensboro's Eagle Hose Company's fire department's firewagon horse, liked to drink whiskey. Prescribed for him by a veterinarian in 1896, Prince developed a habit of expecting whiskey upon returning from fires. It did not interfere with his jod responsibilities, and he was a very intelligent and faithful friend. He retired in 1908, and died in 1911. A large coffin was built by a Greensboro carpenter, and his firemen friends buried him at a farm outside the city.