by Mike Hays
Before SUVs and all-wheel drive cars, navigating Nyack’s hilly unplowed roads in the winter was made possible using locally made horse-drawn sleighs. Nineteenth century sleighs were not quite like we might imagine based on depictions in songs like “Sleigh Ride,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Jingle Bells”; instead, they were quite varied. At one time, Nyack had two sleigh factories manufacturing for both the local and national markets.
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