Looking Back


100 years ago

December 11, 1914

New York, Dec. 5. - The largest single contract probably ever signed in the United States for the purchase of horses was made in this city today on account of the European war.

It calls for the delivery within a short time of 25,000 perfectly sound, young animals, broken to harness or saddle, at a price said to be between $200 and $250 each. The horses will be used for artillery and cavalry service. The amount of the contract is between $5,000,000 and $6,000,000.

The remarkable fact of the contract is that the horses are not bought for one of the powers actu...

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