Official Website of Ann McGovern, Popular Children’s Book Author

If You Lived 100 Years Ago

Q: What was your favorite question in IF YOU LIVED 100 YEARS AGO?

A: “What were the streets like?” Garbage sometimes piled up four feet high. One visitor said “New York City looked like a huge dirty stable.” The main streets were a mess of noise, dirt, horse manure, and traffic – horse-drawn trucks, carts, wagons and coaches. Wild drivers drove two-wheeled delivery carts in white coats.