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Horse Power for Transportation
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Of course, horses in the early twentieth century also played the roles in
they continue to fulfill today -- for riding (DN-0051977), racing (SDN-001639), show
jumping (DN-0009279), hunting (SDN-002339), and polo playing (SDN-003903). A
citydweller in 1910 could expect to see horses on the streets every day.
However, by 1930,
horses were a much rarer sight (DN-0090216) remembered perhaps when people used the term
"horsepower" to describe the power of a gasoline engine.
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