Category: Trolleys / Streetcars

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A horse trolley in Hendersonville, North Carolina

The Horse Trolley: A Slow Walk Toward a New City

From today’s perspective, nothing in the history of transportation seems more benign than the horse trolley, a phenomenon that flourished only briefly in the last decades of the 1800s. But these crude people-movers were the vanguard of a transportation revolution that would fundamentally change our concept of the city.