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an early form of streetcar that was drawn by horses

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The 1890 Census gives the ratio of peak to total horsecars used by each of the roads under investigation (U.
Since the average life of horses and horsecars is five to eight years (The Street Railway Journal 1888a, p.
Citizens' complaints about the thick horsecar and pedestrian traffic on Boylston and Tremont Streets prompted a controversial campaign by private developers to widen the streets by paving over the Common's outer sidewalks.
Chicago had a large horsecar service, it had the largest cable car operation in the United States and one of the largest in the world, and of course jumped on the electric streetcar bandwagon in the 1890s.
When Walker died, in 1936, he was described in the Star as the "ideal landlord," the archetypal nineteenth-century entrepreneur: a self-made man who began as a horsecar driver, started in property by chance, and retained personal responsibility for every stage of building and management: "Although he owned more than 30 apartment houses and homes, he had an intimate knowledge of the details of every one, having built most of them himself.
The causes were essentially the same: transportation in the form of horsecar, cable car, and railroad, coupled with a proliferation of anti-urban philosophies that proclaimed the benefits of a closer proximity to nature, ranging from a simple physical and mental well-being to a more complex relationship with the deity.
Electric streetcar enterprises, even the successful ones, never brought the high returns of their less capital intensive horsecar predecessors.
Although horsecars were popular, their limited speed and pulling capacity restricted the network to the downtown streets.
The streets must have afforded curious sights to the Indian kids - buildings as high as six stories, a horsecar track, and the big crowd, variously described in news accounts as "more than five hundred souls" and "well above fifteen hundred.
Bruce Seely states in his article that an alternative to the horse-drawn coach was the horsecar which was "introduced in New York City in 1832 but not elsewhere until much later.
They also made economic sense only in larger cities, and a second horsecar system was not started until 1856, in Boston.
The advent of running water exacerbated the health problems of inadequate sewage disposal, and the coming of horsecars created an enormous sanitation problem--each horse daily generated gallons of urine and about 20 pounds of what we euphemistically call solid waste.
One day purely by accident I discovered Samuel Chotzinoff's A Lost Paradise which proved indispensable in writing Chapter Eight, "Growing Up in the Ghetto, "as did Sophie Ruskay's Horsecars and Cobblestones, a priceless but then little known memoir I paid a few dollars for a few months later on Used Book Row.
In the 1870s, horsecars on steel tracks, cable cars, and electric trollies let the middle class move to "streetcar suburbs" -- free-standing houses with sizable backyards, small front yards and front porches looking out on tree-lined streets.
They rode in horsecars and trolleycars, sowed wild oats, and bought a penny's worth of all-day suckers and licorice (when they could get the penny); so did we.