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Saturday
Jan302010

What of the Horse a Hundred Years Hence? (1890)

People of the year 2000, amazed at the sight of a horse. (French postcard circa 1910)

At the turn of the 20th century we saw a lot of speculation that, thanks to the automobile, the horse could very well be extinct by the year 2000. The excerpt below comes from the October 19, 1890 Chillicothe Constitution (Chillicothe, MO).

As one watches an electric motor, does he wonder whether a hundred years hence a horse will not be as rare as a camel or an elephant is to-day?

 Previously on Paleo-Future: