Saturday, June 20, 2015

Buggy



Welcome to Horse and Buggy Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at days back when you needed a horse go get around. Today's picture is from 1938, and shows an Amish buggy. By 1938 is was just about down to only the Amish still using horses and buggies. Around 1900 cars started showing up but buggies remained dominant. I think it was in the mid-1910's that cars stopped being a novelty and really started replacing buggies. By the 1930's I think wagons and buggies were pretty much a thing of the past.

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  1. There are actually people who think automobiles are what brought us pollution.

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    1. Auto pollution can't be spread on the fields to fertilize crops.

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  2. Not where I grew up in Indiana. Still hitching posts at the county courthouse for the Amish to secure their buggies.

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    1. In Kansas we have an Amish Community and the buggies are identical to the ones in the photo. However, some of the folks drive tractors to town now.

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