OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE IN A ONE-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH!
We are enjoying passable sleighing at present. To enjoy a sleigh-ride to the fullest extent it is necessary to have good warm buffalo robes, blankets, sleigh bells, &c. all of which can be found at McCram’s in Titusville.
~ The Petroleum Centre Daily Record of Cornplanter, Pennsylvania on February 1, 1870.
Isn’t it interesting that the 1870 term for “social” was “Sociable”?
More Victorian-era Humor, this time about a Sleigh Ride…
Note: $0.50 of 1865 dollars would be worth: $7.35 in 2015
No Wonder the columnist, above, suggests pretending…
$5 of 1891 dollars would be worth: $131.58 in 2015
RICH MAN’S PASTIME?
COAL BOXES (keep your toes warm)
A FARMER ARRESTED.–About noon yesterday, a farmer named William Burgeman, while coming into the city with horses and sleigh on Grand River street, drove very fast, and when near Perkins’ Hotel, ran over a boy named Pierson, injuring the lad severely. The farmer did not stop to see the damage created, but put on the whip. The affair was witnessed by Olli-eer H.H. Johnson, who pursued the farmer, and, after chasing him about a mile, through streets and alleys, he was caught and locked up at the Central Station.
~ Detroit Free Press of Detroit, Michigan on January 11, 1870.
Have you ridden in a horse-drawn sleigh? What stands out in your memory of the event? OR Have you read a Victorian-era book with a scene in a horse-drawn sleigh?
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