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Where Have All the Horses Gone? : How Advancing Technology Swept American Horses from the Road, the
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A century ago, horses were ubiquitous in America. They plowed the fields, transported people and goods within and between cities and herded livestock. About a million of them were shipped overseas to serve in World War I. Equine related industries employed vast numbers of stable workers, farriers, wainwrights, harness makers and teamsters. Cities were ringed with fodder-producing farmland, and five-story stables occupied prime real estate in Manhattan. Then, in just a few decades, the horses vanished in a wave of emerging technologies. Those technologies fostered unprecedented economic growth, and with it a culture of recreation and leisure that opened a new place for the horse as an athletic teammate and social companion.
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Nature, History, Transportation
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Jonathan V. Levin
Street Date: September 26, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-8877
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