West Chester (Briefly) at the Center of the Horse(less) Carriage Movement

Philadelphia’s horse-drawn carriages seem like a relic of a different era and they are. Just not the 1776 – let’s-build-us-a-new-country-era – that you might think. The horse and buggies you see on the streets today were reintroduced in 1976. A novelty of that summer’s bicentennial celebration and a tourist attraction Janet White, founder of Carriage House Freedom, says needs to end.