Monday, December 24, 2012

One-horse open sleighs

Herb Ross and Charlie Ross
 Photo courtesy of Betty Dew
Len Glass ~ Ernest Glass ~ Margaret (Glass) McDugald
Glass Family Photo Collection

These photos of one-horse open sleighs were taken in the early 1900s in King Township.   Use of horses and sleighs began to disappear after the end of WWI and especially so after the end of WW2. The Ross and Glass families were long-time residents of King Township and some of their descendants live in King Township to this day.   Being related to the Glass family, I know for a fact that a number of the Glass family members made the switch to snowmobiles quite some time ago.
Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace

1 comment:

  1. wow...that's so awesome! jingle bells and all.
    Isn't it funny how people rarely smiled for photographs back then?
    Merry Christmas!!