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Re: HORSES AND WAGONS (1940s - 1960s)


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Posted by Happy on Sunday, July 23rd 2017:

In Reply to: HORSES AND WAGONS (1940s - 1960s) posted by Alvin L. on Sunday, July 23rd 2017:

Yes, very clearly. I grew up on Giles Place in then thirties and not only did we have fruit and vegetable wagons in fair weather, but the colorful junk man with his array of cowbells signaling his arrival, the ice-man with his great block of ice from which he carved hunks for our home ice-box, the Dugan's bakery man with his box of breads and pastries and the daily Borden's milk man who came before any of us kids were awake. In addition, two-man horse patrols from the mounted police troop at the 50th precinct on Kingsbridge Terrace used Giles Place each morning and evening on their way to and from their patrols in Van Cortland Park and Reservoir Park. Needless to say, the horses left fragrant evidences of their passage on the asphalt but that was all part of life in those days in the Bronx. Thanks for the memory.

Reference ID: BX82670


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