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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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Horses vs. Streetcar

Jan. 25, 1920, Buster Brown
“Imagination Is the Only Real Thing in the World.”

Jan. 25, 1920, Runaway 
A wagon drawn by runaway horses crashes into a streetcar, sending the wagon tongue through the side of the trolley and injuring passenger Howard Siebold. The horses, which were pulling an L.J. Christopher Co. wagon, were frightened by a piece of paper that blew in front of them. 

It’s interesting to note that horse-drawn vehicles didn’t disappear from the streets of Los Angeles simply because the automobile became more sophisticated. The old issues of The Times are full of stories about terrible accidents involving horses. Curiously enough, The Times doesn’t say whether these horses were injured.

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