Friday, January 5, 2018

Cherrelyn Horse Car

In April of 2016 I shared a postcard of the Cherrelyn Horse Car in Denver Colorado HERE.  The Cherrelyn line operated from 1893 until 1910!

Mailed Dec 4,1908 from Denver, Colorado to Turlock, California

Recently I found another image of the Cherrelyn Horse Car

Postcard never mailed
I certainly hope the people sitting on top were posing for the picture and didn't ride up there!
"Uniquely made for the hill leading up to Cherrelyn, the Horse Car was pulled up the hill by one of five horses assigned to the job (Quickstep, Frederick, Curley, Dobbin, and Old Dick). It would make several stops along the way for passengers and upon arrival at the top the horse was disconnected then backed up a ramp and placed onto the trolley. When the shoppers were ready to return home, they would climb aboard the trolley and the conductor would give them and the horse a push. Gravity did the rest as passengers were whisked back down the hill to Broadway and Hampden. It is said that the trip took 15 minutes to get to the top and only 3 minutes to return back to the bottom."
From the Cherrelyn Animal Hospital (you can read more about the history of the area by clicking on the link )
Great History and a ton pictures of the Cherrelyn Horse Car:
I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!

Note - all postcards shared on Postcard Friendship Friday are from my private collection



WhoMom said...

I love the history you can find in postcards! My Great Grandmother kept a postcard book that I now have and love looking through the pages and imagining each place and the time period!

Coffeedoff said...

Loved reading about this. Amazing!

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, Lyneen! I loved this post--and the postcards are just amazing. They are a window into a past people rarely think about anymore. Happy PFF!