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  • Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:16 PM | Andrea Walker (Administrator)

    Historians and writers, including Joel Hoekstra in his excellent article “Streetscapes: When horses ruled city streets” (Feb. 13), often miss an important link in America’s conversion from horse to automobile.

    For several decades before and after the turn of the 19th century, before transitioning from horse to automobile for personal transportation, many Minnesotans first converted from equine steed to steel steeds. Before being widely accepted, however, these cyclists, called wheelmen at that time, were loathed by horsemen, causing a bitter feud that lasted decades. In fact, the original seeds of what we call “road rage” started not between cars and bicycles but among horsemen and wheelmen.

    For more information on this article click the link http://m.startribune.com/when-the-cyclist-ruled-the-streets/372620451/

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