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Before There Were Cars

See Chicago from a horse-drawn cart


These days, when you see a horse-drawn carriage you may be stuck behind it on Oak Street or down by the original water tower. While many people hire one for a romantic or playful romp through the city, it’s usually seen as a nuisance to people in cars. But there was a time when the only mode of transport in Chicago was by horse-drawn cart (unless of course you walked or rode a bike). Check out the gallery from our friends at Calumet412.com showing what life was like before cars started clogging up streets. Looks pretty idyllic, no?

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