Horses in our Community’s Past

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Grades K-3.  Primary Source Packet.  12 enlarged historic photographs of Cheshire County scenes that contain images of horses.  Students will note the various ways in which horses were a vital part of our town’s economy and culture.  Works well with Lesson: Caring for our Pets.  

Did you know?!  There were approximately 376,000 horses in New Hampshire at the turn of the 20th century.  Horses were used for freight movement, public transportation, emergency services and for personal use.  In the early 1900s, the humane society played an important role in looking out for the care and well being of the region’s work animals.