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My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

The Flying Horses …

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  The Flying Horses are one of America’s oldest carousels… certainly its oldest platform carousel.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The horses were carved by C. W. F. Dare in 1876 in New York City.   They were brought by steamer to Oak Bluffs in 1884 and have been bringing smiles to children.. and childlike adults.. ever since.

Hurdy gurdy type music accompanies you on your journey around and around.  The horses are stationary, no going up and down for this herd.   The best part  is trying to catch the brass ring which entitles you to a free ride.

If you look closely into the  glass eye of each horse you will see an animal of some sort there.  The manes and tails are made of real horse hair and of course for some of us the horses are real too.

If you want to harken back to a simpler time then a ride on the Flying Horses is a definite must.. I know it is for me.


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

One thought on “The Flying Horses …

  1. how do you do it joan???? i’m strolling through your memories…..and wiping my eyes…….my, my, my… do have a way with words……

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