Horse had company with fly net, cute kids

Posted 5 August 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

EAST SHELBY – It is believed this photo was taken around 1910 in East Shelby. It shows the Hagerman children.

The buggy is being pulled by one horse that is wearing a fly net. This helped keep horse flies from landing on the horse and biting. As the horse moved, the fly net jiggled.

No doubt the photographer who took the picture thought it was very cute with one child holding the reins.