Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Getting Even With Their Rival.

New York, 1895

A big crowd of hack drivers helped Road Commissioner Pearsall's men to tear up the tracks of the horse car line near the depot at Far Rockaway. The horse car line to the beach ruined the hackmen's business. This year the line has not been running, and an examination of its franchise shows that it had no right to lay its tracks on the block connecting it with the depot. The hackmen, seeing the work going on, imagined that the whole line was to be destroyed, and turned in to help.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, June 28, 1895, p. 8.

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