As a century ago with the help of horses moved the entire city
• How a century ago with the help of horses moved the entire city of
Move to another city always easy, but what if it needs was just a horse (well, a couple). In the 1920s, it was common practice, and it is not just about transportation of their belongings, and move on ... with your home. Today it seems absurd, but not before that a separate house, if necessary, and the whole city was moved all of its buildings with the help of horses harnesses.
In the 1920s, Lake Saskatoon was a little noisy community. When the railroad paved a few kilometers from the city, town immediately lost its importance as a regional transport hub. Residents did what would make any reasonable community in a similar situation - they put their houses and shops in the huge "sled" and then with the help of horses dragged them several kilometers up the road. As shown by historical photographs, while it was a normal way to travel.
In the picture above shows the team led by Jack Dempsey, who headed the "redeployment" of Creswick in Allendale home about in 1905 after his city was abandoned due to who went to the decline of the Gold Rush. Used to move a dozen horses, and to the porch is not collapsed, it set the diagonal braces.
The following photo (below) see the house of Dr. Chapman, who was one of the many people who declared in 1893 that their homes will be demolished. City of Cato, NY, about to sink, to expand the water supply system in New York. Rather than accept that their homes will go to the bottom of the reservoir, the residents "uprooted" from their homes homes greased rails soap and slowly drove to the next town.
Such transfers require more effort, and the uncommon endurance, because had to go in the rain and snow, and the road is poor. Sometimes the house was too big for the road and simply does not fit, for example, on the bridge.
Time has not stood still, the machines became more common, and at some point in history, people have started to use a lot more "horsepower".
By the middle of the XX century, when the historic home of San Francisco have been threatened by the expansion of cities, entire neighborhoods of Victorian houses were raised on stilts and transferred through the city hills in a safe place - at least some of them. Caravans of these ornate buildings, riding on the roads, have been documented by photographer Dave Glass and his associates at the end of the 1970s. In these photos you can see the result of thirty years of the scheme of reconstruction region Western Addis in San Francisco. So in the middle of the 1950s and 60s entire neighborhoods have been cleared, and carry all, we could not, of course - were destroyed and 2500 Victorian homes.