Those Confounded Velocipedes!

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

Mrs. Lewis Hurt Thrown From Carriage and Both Arms Fractured Burlington, Iowa early 1900's BURLINGTON, IA, MAY: Ex-Mayor Charles Lewis received news yesterday to the effect that his wife had met with a serious accident Wednesday afternoon. She was visiting in Burlington, where Mr. and Mrs. Lewis' three daughters, Mrs. Samuel Gilbert, Mrs. Luke [...]

Runaway Horse Has a Really, Really Bad Day

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , , |

Fell 60 Feet but Not Perished The Tin Bridge built in the 1860's over the Blackstone River. Photo Credit: W. Caswell, Jr. NEW HAVEN, CT, MAR: Patrick Frahar hired a horse in South Manchester Sunday. It ran away at the railroad crossing at Buckland, and two hours later was found, together with sleigh, stuck [...]

Slow News Day?

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Fun, History's Horses, Management, Series|Tags: , |

We enjoy researching historic newspapers and sharing news accounts of the day. This particular story was deemed worthy of column space way back when. Makes one wonder what other cutting headlines made print that day - "Mrs. Wilson's Chicken Laid Egg with Double Yoke"?  Davenport, Iowa Davenport, Iowa, 1897: While George Roland of Union, [...]

Bolting Horses Stopped in Their Tracks

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Series|Tags: , , , , |

Today’s installment of WARHorses “History’s Horses” regales courageous actions set against the classic 20th century confrontation – horse versus automobile. Harvard Street, 1910 RESCUE THREE IN MOTOR CAR CHASE OF RUNAWAY PAIR. Mrs. Theodore Metcalf and Daughter Owe Lives to Brave Officers. Boston, MA,1910: By pressing an automobile into service and overtaking a pair [...]

Horse Thief Snookers Penal System

November 16th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses, Series|Tags: , |

Today’s installment of WARHorses “History’s Horses” has less to do with horses and more about the person accused of stealing them. SENSATION IN PENITENTIARY - HER SEX REVEALED WOMAN CONVICT ESCAPES DETECTION ONE YEAR. “Burt” Martin Convicted as a Man Turns Out to Be Lena Martin — Had a Male Cellmate. Nebraska Convict, Burt Martin [...]

Don’t Drink and Drive

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Series|Tags: , , |

This latest installment of WARHorses "History's Horses" reports the unfortunate result of drunk driving 160 years ago. The post is tragic but the writing style, judgemental and flourished, is a delight.  Illustration: Samuel Chamberlain 1855 SAD ACCIDENT OCT 8, 1851, Blackstone, MA: One of the melancholy results of intemperance, transpired this morning at Blackstone. A [...]

Finders No Keepers

September 14th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses, Series|Tags: , |

SEP 22, 1911, BOWBELLS, ND: Taken up at my place last week, seven miles north and four miles east of Bowbells, one old brown horse with halter on and lump on front right knee, also a bay yearling colt, small star on face. Owner can have same by calling at my place, paying damages, advertising [...]

Jessie Wilson Hurt, Thrown by Horse

August 28th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses, Series|Tags: , |

WARHorses’ series “History’s Horses” takes a Presidential tone today with this vintage news report of an afternoon hack gone wrong. President's Daughter Found Unconscious by Roadside - Fiance Had Ridden Ahead. Jessie Wilson Sayre Aug 27, 1913, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT: Miss Jessie Woodrow Wilson, the second daughter of President Wilson, and her fiance, [...]

“Mourning at the Dixon Home”

August 10th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses, Series|Tags: , |

The latest installment of our WARHorse series “History's Horses” posts of vintage newspaper clippings covering on all things horse. Topically some articles are titillating perhaps even a bit gruesome given modern journalism standards. However, while the subjects maybe difficult we find the writing style charming, perhaps a bit disarming, but interesting nonetheless. We hope you enjoy [...]

“Exciting Runaway”

July 17th, 2017|Categories: History's Horses, Series|Tags: , |

Down Eutaw Place to Dolphin Street--Two Men Injured. Mr. John W. Horner, 2034 Eutaw Place, was thrown down and run over yesterday by a runaway horse attached to a buggy. His left shoulder was dislocated and his left side and leg were bruised. The horse, which was owned by Mr. Edward J. Mabbett, was standing at [...]