Aspen, CO Delivery Sleigh Runaway, Dec 1896


Ackerman's delivery sleigh was badly smashed up yesterday morning about 8:30 o'clock, caused by the running away of the horse attached thereto. The animal took fright at some small boys who were dragging a Christmas tree in front of the sore[sic] on the corner of Mill and Hopkins, and dashed madly down the street and then turned and ran towards Hook's ranch down the mesa, where he was caught by a young lad named George Sullivan and brought back. The horse is badly injured and will probably have to be shot.

The Aspen Weekly Times, Aspen, CO 26 Dec 1896