CHERRELYN Horse Car, Denver Colorado Postcard! Horse powered car one way and the return was gravity with the horse as a passenger on the car.
From the History of Colorado: to learn more click on the link!
The Cherrelyn Line built in 1883 operated until 1910. The fare was 5 cents, but increased to 10 cents at sometime during operation. The horse was hitched to a car at Hampden and Broadway. Taking 15 minutes, it pulled the car up one-and-a-half miles of track on a steep Broadway hill to a small shopping community called Cherrelyn. Here the horse was unhitched and boarded the back of the car onto a platform. Gravity took the passengers and horse back to the route's starting point, the ride back was only three minutes.
Mailed Dec 4,1908 from Denver, Colorado to Turlock, California
From the best that I can tell, the message is:
I will write letter Sunday and send you the money have not be feeling well so sorry have not written before it is very cold and lots of snow here. Albert
If you are interested, there are more pictures of the Cherrelyn at the Digital Denver Library HERE!
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