52 Photos Week 12 - Transportation
Momence, Kankakee, Illinois, is known as the Gladiolus capital of the World. It was never truer than in 1938. Since 1938, our little city has hosted the Gladiolus Festival. There are hundreds of floats in the parade along with people on their bicycles decorated in gladiolus, marching bands, fire and police department vehicles and children dressed up in costumes. Up until about 20 years ago, we also used to have a Drum & Bugle Corp Contest with a pot of thousands of dollars. We still have a large carnival for adults and kids alike for three nights in a row.
My picture for this week is one of the original modes of transportation back in 1938 in the Gladiolus Festival. I thought you would enjoy going back 80+ years to see this. Notice how big the animals are, and the hoofs of the horses.
The horses in this area were not small, and several of the area farmers had breeding horses at that time.